Monthly Archives: August 2006

Top 10 Post for the month of August 2006

Hi there again!

Sorry for the lack of updates, been struggling through the past month for a stable connection, and i’ve just moved into a new house! 😀 and of course, new connection, new place. And for the past week, I’ve been travelling across Bangkok, it’s really a nice place to be. But well, I would deserve a spank on the head for missing updates for the past week. But worry not, I have something up my sleeve to share with you guys ^_^. Here now, some teaser on what is hot last month.

How to use a condom? 275
How to style your hair with wax?(male) 235
How to chat without installing software 94
How to wash cloth 40
How to make a paper plane? 25
How to go to Bandar Sri Hartamas/Mont Ki 20

Pictures are back! :D

A QUICK UPDATE : Well, i’m currently using imageshack which proved to be really awesome with it’s plugin to my Windows. I’ll get back soon with how you can easily upload using their awesome service, really, I feel like licking them one by one oh my god.

YAY, and also of course, I’ve removed most of the broken link and replaced it using imageshack‘s server, but if you do encounteer any post with broken image links, let me know asap, i’ll fix it :D. Glad to be back.

How to apply thermal paste to your AMD Athlon XP CPU (Barton)

Here’s a quick guide to how you can apply aftermarket Thermal Paste to your AMD CPU (I’m using a Barton 2500+), I’m using Artic Silver 5 in this guide, so more information/instruction can be found on it’s website, which is really, informational. To be honest, I’m really a happy user for Artic Silver, and it really has quite a lot of good reviews from a lot of overclockers, but it also does really serves well for non-overclocker. You can get it at Lowyat Plaza for around RM30-RM35 per stick. But i’d guess this guide is general enough for you to understand how to apply even on your Graphic Card’s core.
So I’d guess to share this brief guide to applying thermal paste to your cpu, since my old Coolermaster Aero 7+cooler just died last week :(. For a price of RM90 (last 1 1/2’s year price?), it does really serve me well from being a normal user to a hardcore air-cooling overclocker.

And so I decided to get this Coolermaster’s XDream III, which is really sufficient to most of the normal users out there. Really. On the package itself includes a tube of thermal paste from Coolermaster, but I guess I’ll just save it.

And, so I decided to use the legendary Artic Silver 5 🙂

Both thermal paste in size comparison. And the not-so-friendly manual. Who the world will understand, i mean for a noob to install the heatsink with such many detail only?

Installing the CPU onto the motherboard

The motherboard I’m using are DFI Lanparty NF2 Ultra, which doesn’t reall matter because most of the Athlon XP processor’s motherboard using the same socket, known as Socket A (Look picture).

Note the lock on the right side, pull it up before inserting the CPU. Make sure it’s totally unlocked.

And here’s bottom of the processor. Note the gold triangle on the top. Be careful not to bend the pin and let the thermal paste touch the pin.

And the top of the processor, the purple-ish square in the middle are the ‘Core’ (brain). Please be careful so that you won’t break it. It’s fragile, yes.

Notice the top-right golden triangle? When the lock is totally lifted up, you can put the processor in, but with the triangle facing the correct way. There is no way you can really misplace or placed the processor on the wrong side, unless you break the pin.

Once you have make sure that the processor is properly seated on the socket, pull down the lever/lock and lock it from dropping out. Wipe off any dust on top of the core.

And now here we are to prepare, in applying the thermal paste. Please take note that we only need really small amount of it, so to avoid overflowing the processor with thermal paste, please control your pressure when you want to inject the paste out from the tube.

Too little of thermal paste might make the heat transfer inefficient, too much will make the heat traps in within the heatsink and processor, so it’s also a no-no. But the amount I applied as per on the picture are what I’m using right now. This takes practice of course, but once you’re familiar with it, you’ll know how much is ‘enough’.

Now we’ll install the heatsink onto the socket itself. Notice the Copper color on the bottom middle of the heatsink? While the rest are aluminium? The copper of the heatsink would be the touch-point in between cpu core–>thermalpaste–>copper–>heatsink. And notice there is a ledge? You need to make you NEVER install the heatsink in the reverse side else you’ll crack the processor.

Look closely, which on the picture above illustrates the ‘extruded’ part of the heatsink will be touching the processor’s core. Do refer to an experienced person that has installed a heatsink onto a processor before or refer to the manual. I’m here, do not liable for any damage you did to your processor for misinstalling of your heatsink :P. Just do it carefully. Somehow this article only covers for applying thermal paste, on installing heatsink, fans, I’ll write a detailed one later.

Once you’re done. Make sure the fan is connected to a power. Else you’ll risk burning your CPU.

And of course, do check in both BIOS and inside Windows for your CPU temperature changes, to make sure that the thermal paste is given sufficiently, not too much or too little. But it will really only take effect to it’s fullest potential in 48-72 hours. We normally call these period, the ‘burn-in’ period. Do some game test, and some software that really stresses the CPU.

For CPU temperature monitoring inside Windows, I recommend using Motherboard Monitor. Enjoy!

How to clean your spectacles from dirt?

There are still large group of people are wearing spectacles, for either eyesight correction problem or just for styles, but I’d guess it’s also good to know that you can wipe of the dirt that stucked onto the lens regularly.

Here’s how a normal spectacle’s box would look like. And you will also normally receives a cloth to wipe dirts off the spectacle’s lens. You can obtain it almost every optical shops around Malaysia for less than RM5.

It’s also good to keep note that the cloth has to be clean from bacteria or dirt most of the time.

By holding on the side of the spectacle’s frame, by using a left and right rubbing motion, you can softly clean the dirt off using the cloth. There isn’t any cow-strength is needed for rubbing off the dirt. Enjoy

How to drink from packet drink

Our old time children favourite, which packet drinks came in different flavours and colours. Here I would like to share this guide to drinking from a packet drink.

Here’s how a generic one would look like, with the straw and placed together by the side of the packet.

First we will have to take out the straw from the packaging.

And once we remove the plastic that is enveloping the straw, which on the bent side are to face upward, we will insert the straw into the packet drink.

Look for the ‘Insert Straw Here’ indication on the top of the packet drink. And with little force, it’s best to hold the packet drink with your other hand so the drink wouldn’t be spilled on all over the table.

And when you have insert it in, you can push it right deep inside the packet drink. Enjoy.