Baby Keister Grease == Thermal Grease

By on February 21, 2006

I read this great little tidbit at the bottom of a hack-a-day roundup article:

i recently used desitin as a substitute to thermal compound in an “el cheapo” generic aircooling system (mega or omega) when the wax that came with it failed to work.

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It worked, the darn thing didn’t go further down from 69 degrees celsius and it went down to a maximum of 52 when doing heavy work.

Iit works because thermal compound (the white one) is made with zinc oxide… desitin is 40% zinc oxide.

What a brilliant super-geek dad (I assume he’s a Dad – the single folks are still trying to remember where they’re heard of Desitin). I would go so far as to say I’ve been paying the thermal compound guys $5 per tiny tube of what turns out to be plain ol’ baby crack spackle.

This actually explains a lot. I’ve always suspected that my son is somehow overclocked.

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  1. … $5 per tiny tube of what turns out to be plain ol’ baby crack spackle.

    Thanks for the coffee up the nose. You’ve really got a way with words, Joe.

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