07-12-2009 12:21 PM
07-12-2009 01:06 PM
07-12-2009 01:09 PM
So what if you build your own computers?
You've never "built" your own PS3. Yea, the PS3 is basically a computer put the parts are highly specialized. Also, you haven't told us what type of thermal compound you're using nor how you applied it and how much.
I personally use Artic Silver 5 for thermal compounds. I've used it on my Dell laptop a few times (which unfortunately is in the process of dying as it is now a bit over 4 years old and the graphics card seems to be have damaged or something).
Point is, maybe you messed something up or didn't exactly do it the way you were supposed to. You also say that it doesn't make much of a difference? That suggests that maybe you had some slight improvements.
If so, why did you even bother to create this thread?
07-12-2009 02:08 PM
^ you didn't read the OP. He did state which thermal compound he was using. He twice mentioned that he was using Arctic Silver. Although the PS3 isn't assembled exactly like a PC, spreading thermal compound on the heat spreader of the RSX and CELL chips is exactly the same process as spreading any Core2Duo or Phenom processor with a head spreader. To get back to the original point, I concure that replacing the thermal compound with AS5 on my own 15fin 60gb ps3 did nothing for the noise output.
07-12-2009 04:24 PM
07-12-2009 06:50 PM
correct application makes all the difference.
^That, and it's pointless to expect fantastic results right away. After applying a thermal compound, there is a break in period before it is 100% effective. Also, I'm sure you know this already, but before application, the heatsink and the CPU must be completely clean, no scratches, no smudges, no leftover compound, and no wetness from your cleaning solution(alcohol or otherwise).
Some people have had success by applying their own paste, some have not. To say that it does not work at all because it doesn't for you is, for lack of a better word, stupid.