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    Can Arctic Silver be CONDUCTIVE ???

    I got some of the of the nice stuff on the wires that connect the cache, on a classic Athlon, to its pc board. Its crammed in there and a Q-tip doesnt get it all out. Can this cause damage from a short circut or bridging ???

    Also: This one is a Classic 600 0.25 Micron. I'm using the "Tweaking Device". Having bad luck so far...will I ever get anywhere with the 1/2 speed level 2 ???



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    well, it says that it's dielectric, so i'm pretty sure you're safe

    soak the end of the q-tip in isopropyl alcohol and then rub the junk outa there... that should get it all...

    hell, i've even eaten the stuff, and i'm still around
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    How is it in salads or on a baked potato?

    But if someone has some of that stuff and an ohmmeter then put the probes into a small dab of it and check for a reading.


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    It contains silver, but in oxidized form. Luckily for you, silver-oxide is non-conductive According to the manufacturer, Artic Silver isn't conductive and can be used in close proximity to electronics without fear of squishing a little bit out onto them.
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    Actually Arctic Silver is pure micronized silver, not silver oxide. The non-conductivity is due to the suspension characteristics and coating properties of the special carrier.

    Still, with all the dust and contaminants that swirl around inside a computer, it is best to keep any sticky substance off of cache chip and processor leads.

    Usually a toothbrush and isopropyl alcohol will be successful in getting the compound out of tight places where it does not belong.

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    Nevin seems to appear whenever Artic Silver is mentioned, I wonder how he does it.

    p.s. Any more of those HP orbs coming?


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    Thanx, I will try the toothbrush...seems logical. I was actually using a Q-Tip to wipe it off on the edge of the cache when I accidently "Smeared" it in to the "Centipede Legs".

    Its been an experience. The stock unit wouldn't cool it and the new GORB wouldn't fit. I drilled new holes and mounted it up somewhat so it cleared the power connector and stuck 2 extra fans on it. Its cool now, but the errors are constant at stock speed.

    I wonder if that Artic Silver works on a headache ?




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    S_Klass,

    Arctic Radar.

    Email me about the "Circles"

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    That's Nevin from Cooling Store if I am right. :P
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    As a follow-up:

    I used a toothbrush and alcohol. I actually cleaned the whole damn thing, with the TechTV commercial playing in the background. Low and Behold Arnie..." No Problemo " !!!

    Careful with that stuff eh ?



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