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AS5 Replacement –
So I am about to reapply some AS5 to my PS3, do I need to heat the C/GPU up to spread it before it will boot or will just a dab in the center and it should boot?
PS3 CECH-2501A [CFW] & CECH-3001 [OFW]/ PS2 SCPH-3901 & SCPH-7501/ PS1 SCPH-5501
Mod Cobra 4.46 v7.00 w/ E3 Flasher [CFW] & Cobra ODE 4.50 [OFW]/ Mod HDD-OSD [Phat] & Modbo 4.0 [Slim]/ Mod MM3
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I guess your talking about thermal paste. If so it will boot with none, the ps3 doesn't know how the paste is applied. Although it will overheat quickly without any.
Just spread it with a credit card, very thin but enough to cover.
If the PS3 didn't work before, putting new thermal paste isn't going to fix it.
All he said was he was simply adding AS5. People do tend to put new paste on their equipment every X amount of years. it's just like cleaning any dust off of your CPU and surrounding components on a PC. It's standard maintenance procedure and it actually does improve the cooling if the paste is extremely old.
Originally Posted by atara139
I have no idea where your getting your facts but if you boot any processor/GPU whether on the PS3 or not without thermal paste, your gonna fry it quickly.
Also everyone knows that the PS3 or any other device for that matter, can't detect thermal paste. Well actually it can detect the paste, you know it's detecting the absence of paste if it bitches at you saying it's overheating lol. Or you start a fire, one of the two :P.
@OP please don't listen to this person. It seems he doesn't know much about what he's talking about TBH.
You shouldn't need to heat the GPU/CPU after applying it. The paste will burn in by itself during normal operation, similar to doing the same thing on a PC. All you need is a credit card, or other thin piece of plastic to spread the paste on the components. Also make sure you take rubbing alcohol or even better a proper thermal paste remover to both the CPU/GPU before applying the new paste. If you can see yourself in the CPU/GPU or it looks extremely shiny, you know your doing it right. (Just wanted to make sure you know this, I'm guessing if you are even attempting to do this you know at least some basic knowledge about these things.)
Make sure you don't apply too much, or else you are basically doing the same thing as not enough thermal paste. Too much or too little will both cause overheating.
Ok, since I am mentally feeling 12 years old today, I just need to say. I glanced at the topic and swear it said "ASS REPLACEMENT", If only it was that easy