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Old 07-21-2007, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1) I just bought a new cpu fan. I took my old fan/hs out. There's some old thermal greese smudged over the cpu. Do I have to worry about it? as in, must I clean it or do anything prior to installing the new cpu fan and heat sink?

2) I just bought a new SATA II hard drive. Though my motherboard does not support SATA II it supports SATA I. I know I have to use a jumper so that it can work with mine, but just out of curiousity what happens if I don't? will it still work or will it not?


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1. You need to clean the thermal interface material off from the die of the CPU and surface of the heatsink, then re-apply new thermal interface material each time you remove the heatsink from the CPU. Arctic Silver 5 and Arctic Cooling MX-1 are excellent thermal interface material to use.

2. I'm not sure.


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Hey guys...

I can't seem to fit my CPU fan in.. it seems like there are capacitors what not in the way.
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Did you buy the correct CPU fan for your Processor Slot?
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