Sysopt.com heeft een artikel gepost met handige info over het gebruik van koelpaste ter verbetering van de warmtegeleiding tussen CPU en heatsink. Errug handig als je dat vage goedje op de juiste manier op je CPU wilt toepassen.
Hier wat stuff over wat nou eigenlijk het probleem is:
A heat sink is made of an extremely low heat resistance material. The larger the heat sink, the more heat it can hold and more importantly, the more surface area it has to dissipate the heat radiantly. To help increase the ever important surface area, fins are part of the mold with fans blowing air over these fins. The more air that flows over the fins, the more heat that is wicked away. In essence, this is how a heat skink pulls the heat away from the CPU out to the surrounding air.
The largest heat sink and fan will not help cool your CPU if you do not have a good connection between the two. Simply latching on a heat sink is not adequate as it will result in about a 1% surface area connection. The problem is that both surfaces are not machined to fit against each other. There are massive variations on the surfaces when you examine them at a microscopic level.