Q: I’m taking apart an old computer. First time.The processor has a white powder on it.What does this mean?
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The white residue powder that is on your processor is most likely thermal grease. Thermal grease helps transfer heat from your processor to the heat sink more effectively. You can read more about it here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermal_grease
fletcha (Major Geek) says: on March 18, 2013 at 8:26 am