Friday 15 March 2002

Not just for spreading on toast

Thermal transfer compound is “the stuff you put between your CPU and your CPU cooler, to aid in the transfer of heat from the former to the latter.” So why has Dan Rutter included toothpaste and Vegemite in his comparative review of different premium thermal transfer compounds? “Because they work just as well, that’s why. Well, they sort of do.”



Trust Rutter to try Vegemite and Toothpaste, fair dinkum he's a funny bastard. Is there anything Dan won't do in the name of research? When it's all said and done it's still worth the $15.00 for Artic Silver III or whatever you like to use. If you are like me and can't help but overclock the hell out of your CPU then an extra 4 cooler can mean an extra reliable 50Mhz. Now if only we can only stop the Vegemite from drying out and reduce the salt to eliminate corrosion I could pull another 50Mhz.

Posted by: Robert Lent on 15 March 2002 at 12:53 AM

Dan sure is one kwazy wabbit. I'm both fascinated and terrified by the thought of overclocking. I love reading about it on Dan's site and on Tom's Hardware Guide, but I doubt I'd ever try it. Fitting a Firewire card to my PC caused me enough stress.

Posted by: Jonathon Delacour on 15 March 2002 at 03:18 AM

What an effective use of Vegemite. I knew there was some reason it was invented.

Posted by: Burningbird on 15 March 2002 at 07:57 PM

This discussion is now closed. My thanks to everyone who contributed.

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