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Old 07-20-2006, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I accidently knocked off the heatsnink of my chipset (northbridge i guess) cooler, it appears to have some sort of pad thats heat conductive between to chip and the heatsink, but when it came off the pad broke, would it be ok to use thermal pase instead, and would i ahve to use a thick coating or a thin coating
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Yes. The pad is thermal tape which also may be purchased.
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Get all the old stuff off (you can use rubbing alcohol on a soft cloth) and then go ahead and put on the amount of thermal paste recommended on the bottle/tube.

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If there are no screws or springloaded hold downs and you use just thermal paste it won't stick you have to have thermal tape like turtile said.
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its held down by a metal wire conected onto the motherboard,

http://msicomputer.co.uk/Products.as...3546&cat_id=77
is using thermal paste out of the question, i dont think ill be able to get thermal tape
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then thermal paste would be fine.
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thank you cuz im pretty sure i wont be ablt to get thermal tape, one thing though, i can actualy life the heatsink off the chip with my hand easily evenough though is fastened to the mobo with the metal pin ,.will that be a problem
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that would be lift the heatsink , ,, im sorry for asking the same things repeadedly but i cant risk losing another motherboard over something like this
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no that shouldn't be a problem, as long as it stays in place after it's been put on and the computer set upright (i'm supposing it sets upright) and if possible use Arctic Siler 5 but any old compound will work
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