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Old 09-05-2008, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm installing a new rosewill ($20 shipped on newegg with great reviews) cpu cooler. It came with pre-applied thermal paste. Not as good as ac5 but I dont care. I just wanna install this thing.

Do I just plop the thing on or should I smear the stuff at all? Or should i just turn it 360 deg on top of the cpu to spread it a bit? Or just leave it alone. and I know clean the old off the cpu

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Old 09-06-2008, 03:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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its your choice really. if your not OC your cpu then the paste it comes with should be sufficient. otherwise scrape it off and use a better thermal compound like arctic silver.
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Sit it on the CPU, bolt it down. That's all you need to do to it.
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Don't forget to connect it's wire to the JCFan port, otherwise you might hear a frying noise, or even not just have it plain boot!
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Yeah lol I connected it. Is it better to use a manual fan speed controller or just let the mobo do it by itself?
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