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Old 12-21-2005, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i just got my amd processor from ups ( newegg decided to split my order into 3 different packages coming 3 different days.. dont ask me why) but anyway.. i was reading the manual from the processor and it said i need to apply thermal gel between the heatsink and the processor. is this necessary? if so where can i get it?
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Yes you need that thermal paste. It fills the microscopic gaps that are in the cpu and heatsink base for a better heat transfer. Did you order an new HSF? if so the paste should come with it. And if it didnt, go to a computer store and buy some.
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Yeah it's necessary, btw artic silver 5 works best.
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Old 12-21-2005, 08:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes you need that thermal paste. It fills the microscopic gaps that are in the cpu and heatsink base for a better heat transfer. Did you order an new HSF? if so the paste should come with it. And if it didnt, go to a computer store and buy some.
the processor came with an HSF (im guessing that means heatsink fan ) so i guess i have to buy some.. thanks
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Well if the cpu came with the HSF then it should have come with a small tube of paste. Check to make sure and if not go out and buy some arctic silver 5 like powerslave mentioned.
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ok thanks for the advice.. im gonna get it tommorow
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