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Old 10-08-2017, 05:51 PM   #1051
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I'm being facetious here but the point is you can't always trust everything you see on a video. Food doesn't mix with electronics very well, your going to cause more problems than what you fix.
See at this point, the CPU paste costs more than the cost of this PC. Besides with time, other things may also fail in this older PC. With some vital sites not loading one after another, I really must try Live CDs of a more recent few OSes to see if it helps. If not, I have to prepare to salvage what I can from this PC and recycle the rest. Nothing is forever.
 
Old 10-08-2017, 06:45 PM   #1052
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I saw it as a replacement for CPU paste in one video, folks also tried other different things like cheese etc., Another good try will be tooth paste with some baking soda.
Sorry but that is not the proper compound to use for a CPU. Thermal Paste will last for years. Where using something that will cause damage because no proper heat transfer between the CPU and sink. I have been working with Electronics and computers for over 40 years. Never in all those years have I ever heard something so stupid as to use a vegetable base to provide transfer of heat. No way this will work over time. Silicon Thermal compound is not expensive and you are putting hardware at risk by using methods that are absurd. Really, you should shut down that machine ASAP clean both the CPU and sink then use a good thermal compound.

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Old 10-08-2017, 06:53 PM   #1053
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See at this point, the CPU paste costs more than the cost of this PC. Besides with time, other things may also fail in this older PC. With some vital sites not loading one after another, I really must try Live CDs of a more recent few OSes to see if it helps. If not, I have to prepare to salvage what I can from this PC and recycle the rest. Nothing is forever.
You can purchase a small tube of paste for less than $5 at any Computer/Electronics supply.

I am through wasting my time making suggestions to someone who will not listen to reason.

Your logic is a failure! No common sense let alone any good experience using Electronic equipment.
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Hope this helps.
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:59 PM   #1054
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You can purchase a small tube of paste for less than $5 at any Computer/Electronics supply.

I am through wasting my time making suggestions to someone who will not listen to reason.

Your logic is a failure! No common sense let alone any good experience using Electronic equipment.
Hope this helps.
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Thank you for your suggestions, please don't take my tomato paste use on CPU as personal. So far it is still working fine and Xwindows has not crashed on my PC, also the CPU performance has improved.

Edited to add:
CPU paste is not 5 bucks or less here, usually around 12 bucks with tax locally. They sell old P4 on local Kjiji for 30 bucks sometimes, also on freecycle folks give them for free.

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Old 10-08-2017, 07:38 PM   #1055
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You can also get single application plastic packs that are used for a single installation. 3 oz tube can be used for a lot of installations. I've got a 6 oz tube that I keep to make client repairs and that has lasted for years when kept in a controlled environment. Most will last if you keep the product sealed and in a controlled environment with no large temperature swings.

I do not take this personal other than you do not take our advice to heart thus wasting our time. Try getting a thermal pad for this install. Cheap and efficient but this will dry out faster over time. Becomes brittal from large temperature changes over time.

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Old 10-08-2017, 10:16 PM   #1056
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I do not take this personal other than you do not take our advice to heart thus wasting our time. Try getting a thermal pad for this install. Cheap and efficient but this will dry out faster over time. Becomes brittal from large temperature changes over time.

Hope this helps.
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I will keep an eye out for CPU paste and thermal pad for single installs etc.,

Thanks I do consider all suggestions. Even this idea to use tomato paste I got it via a user here who said that some have even tried cheese as an alternative to CPU paste, I searched for that youtube video and then saw a video where they tried several other substances as alternatives, some didn't fare as well.

Presently, on idle the CPU usage is dropping to even 3.3% after the addition of tomato paste over my CPU. Before 7.7% was the lowest it went on idle.
 
Old 10-09-2017, 06:01 PM   #1057
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It might work for a while. But think about what happens to food as it ages. Eventually thats going to be one stinky machine.

Plus tomato paste is acidic, it will probably etch away the parts over time.
 
Old 10-09-2017, 06:19 PM   #1058
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It might work for a while. But think about what happens to food as it ages. Eventually thats going to be one stinky machine.

Plus tomato paste is acidic, it will probably etch away the parts over time.
The amount was very insignificant for it to be corrosive or stink. The main concern is how long will it be effective ? Is this a short term solution or will it last a while ? Time will tell.
 
Old 10-10-2017, 01:53 AM   #1059
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^ somebody who tinkers with hardware should have a tube of thermal paste around.
full stop.
 
Old 10-10-2017, 02:11 AM   #1060
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I'm being facetious here but the point is you can't always trust everything you see on a video. Food doesn't mix with electronics very well, your going to cause more problems than what you fix.
Funnily enough, I came on some posts yesterday about using food dyes to refill printer ink cartridges. Apparently they work quite well.
 
Old 10-10-2017, 02:41 AM   #1061
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^ somebody who tinkers with hardware should have a tube of thermal paste around.
full stop.
https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...e+alternatives
 
Old 10-10-2017, 03:04 AM   #1062
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Funnily enough, I came on some posts yesterday about using food dyes to refill printer ink cartridges. Apparently they work quite well.
https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...nk+alternative
 
Old 10-11-2017, 12:04 AM   #1063
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32-bit support prematurely obsoleted
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?is...171009#opinion

This is a very nice article. Not all need 64 Bit yet and the hardware is also not ready. We still need our old PCs. )
 
Old 10-11-2017, 01:43 AM   #1064
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this is an interesting article, esp. the 2 tables.
the 2nd table has something i have been missing ever since i started reading & posting on linux forums: a comparison of ram usage under load, browser with youtube, which is 90% of newbie complaining use cases.
 
Old 10-11-2017, 09:41 AM   #1065
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I am in a bit of state of shock today, a contact of mine who even has a dedicated dos PC for doing assembly level programming has just moved from P4 to C2D as the P4 got to be too slow for the web. Now this contact really knows and loves old PCs, hence, it is a very significant mile stone.
 
  


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