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Old 01-26-2008, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Right now im doing my first build, specs in sig. I am not going to overclock until I upgrade my cpu HSF to arctic cooling. My question is, will the thermal pad on the AMD heatsink suffice for no overclocking, or should I remove, clean, and apply some arctic silver to achieve a slightly lower cpu temp?
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Remove and add some AS.
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no no just use the stock cooler paste

The stuff on there is actually not bad at all.
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I prefer AS5 or MX-2. Also, please don't confuse thermal grease and thermal paste or you'll have a permanent bond and never get it off heh.

MX-2 > AS5 btw
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If you're not overclocking there's no point.

And, the stock cooler is crapola anyway so changing the thermal paste won't make a darned bit of difference.
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^
thats exactly what i thought, its a ****** cooler, im not OCing, and i dont wanna have to deal with cleaning AS off when i put a good HSF on, so im just gunna use pad for now, and save me AS for my arctic cooling soon.
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which arctic cooling cooler are you getting?
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I got a tube of AS5 already, so im probably gunna use that when i buy the new HSF.
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