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Pete, would you share whatever it is you're smoking?

;-)

-- Rod

Peter Jay Salzman said:
> what zach is referring to, for those who haven't read this on tom's hardware, is the
> "pin heighten adjustment" that people are using these days.
>
> the theory goes like this:
>
> IC chips need only a very small amount of current to work.  any current more than
> required is simply wasted as thermal energy.
>
> now heat conduction is proportional to the area of the surface in contact, the
> surface area of an IC pin is 2 \pi r h, where h is the depth of the pin.
>
> since only a very small amount of current is needed to keep the CPU active, a common
> technique to keep wasted current from flowing is to clip off about 1 millimeter from
> each pin on your pentium or athlon chip.
>
> this was dubbed, on tomshardware.com, as "shaving".
>
> you need a *very* steady hand.  i would recommend practising on a socket PII or
> something before attempting it on an expensive chip.
>
> peter
>
> begin: Zach Johnson <zjohnson@math.ucdavis.edu> quote
>> Be sure to shave the cpu before applying the oil.
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 11:51:34AM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
>> > begin: John C. Alden <jcalden@ucdavis.edu> quote
>> > > At 12:05 AM 10/26/01 -0700, you wrote:
>> > > >begin: Mark K. Kim <markslist@cbreak.org> quote
>> > > >> On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > >it all goes into the equation of running a well-oiled system.
>> > > >
>> > > >pete
>> > >
>> > > You're supposed to OIL these things? Sheesh, no one told me!
>> >
>> > well, not all machines.  you're only supposed to oil the really hot CPU's. there's
>> > a couple of benefits:
>> >
>> > 1. because of the heat generated by cpu's, the cpu pins have a tendancy to
>> >    oxidize against the walls of the pin inserts.  oiling the pins will help
>> >    prevent cpu's from getting stuck.  particular socket type cpu's.
>> >
>> > 2. oil helps transfer the heat away from the CPU.  this also helps the cpu
>> >    run faster.
>> >
>> > 3. a light coating of oil also protects the CPU from dust and crud which gets
>> >    trapped inside the case.
>> >
>> > for these reasons, it's highly recommended to apply a light coating of oil on your
>> > cpu.  there are special oils made for the CPU.  if you have an AMD chip, ONLY USE
>> > AMD APPROVED CPU OIL!!!
>> >
>> > the thing is, any light-weight cpu oil would work just as fine.  i personally use
>> > normal cooking vegetable oil.  my guess is that something peanut oil would
>> > probably be too heavy for this particular application.
>> >
>> > pete
>> >
>> > ps- oil also helps in the hot-swapping of IDE devices.
>> >
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