Ralf Hutter wrote:
If you're actually worried about it, use Vegemite instead
. Or this
Haha, it's too bad Vegimite would eventually dry out. In any case, I bet it would make your computer smell like burn Vegimite after a while.
Any idea where to find the White Ice 510FGfrom the second link? I searching for the stuff, but it looks like the stuff is mainly sold to larger commercial operations by larger vendors
. It might be possible to special order the stuff from a hardware store or lab equipment retailer though, I'll look around.
On the other hand, silicone grease looks like an interesting choice. According this site
, it works fine on CPUs. Perhaps silicone grease was originally used as heat sink compound before people started adding other stuff to the mix? Pure silicone grease intended for use in diving applications
might do the trick too. However, it would be important to make sure the grease doesn't melt and wind up all over the motherboard.
As far as safety is concerned, the nano particles that are used in some heat sink compounds scare me. Here's a quote from Wikipedia
Nanoparticles present possible dangers, both medically and environmentally. Most of these are due to the high surface to volume ratio, which can make the particles very reactive or catalytic. They are also able to pass through cell membranes in organisms, and their interactions with biological systems are relatively unknown. A recent study looking at the effects of ZnO nanoparticles on human immune cells has found varying levels of susceptibility to cytotoxicity. There are concerns that pharmaceutical companies, seeking regulatory approval for nano-reformulations of existing medicines, are relying on safety data produced during clinical studies of the earlier, pre-reformulation version of the medicine. This could result in regulatory bodies, such as the FDA, missing new side effects that are specific to the nano-reforumlation.