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Old 02-01-2007, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys im startin my first comp build right now but i have one question about the thermal paste, on the bottom of my heatsink there is already some paste or a pad or sumthin on there but i got some artic silver stuff i want to use do i take that off there or is it meant to stay on there?

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Old 02-01-2007, 05:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if its just like a painted surface its ok to put paste over it( i think my stock amd had a little painted square in the middle, if its a pad thats thick it shouldnt be stuck to the HS, if it is try to take it off.

the flatter the two contact surfaces are the better the as5 will work

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Old 02-01-2007, 05:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Use rubbing alcohol and a card to take it off. Never mix two thermal compounds together.
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Old 02-02-2007, 11:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks a lot bro
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