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Thanks, pal! :p They'll just have to carry on their sale without my money. The only way I could justify to myself buying another computer is if this desktop of mine(some components - i.e., the HARD DRIVES are at least 8 years old) dies.Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
Costco website has notebook computers on sale this week.
The grease might well be worth a try. Is it possible a previous owner tried it and put it on like toothpaste, under the assumption "If a Little is Good, More is Better?" If you do it remember less is more, you want to get both surfaces really clean then apply a THIN coat of the stuff, just enough to haze it good. A few micron gap is better than a few mils, and the grease should just fill the valleys in the surface roughness. Where I worked, for big power semiconductors we used to polish the heatsink flat with 400 sandpaper within 1/2 hour of assembly ,so there'd be no high spots and the oxide layer would be not very thick. But we didn't have that fancy silver bearing heat grease.Originally posted by OperaTenor:
I didn't notice anything galvanized inside, but the upper fan duct piece was definitely plated - very shiny.
I may try the grease, however. Even so, the grease on mine is still goopy and fresh-looking.
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