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Created On: 11/24/2005 09:44 PM
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 11/24/2005 09:44 PM
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Hope this doesn't sound too redundant, but let me just say I already tried searching these forums for an answer but to no avail so here goes with my question.

Im new to computer building, I even got a book to help me do it /biggrin.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif' /> but anyway when I got my AMD Athlon 64 4000+ san diego and opened the box I saw no extra thermal compound provided.

So my question is do I need to buy some or is the thermal compound already somehow applied to the chip? because in some examples ive seen they tell you to rub thermal compound all over the proc chip.

any help is greatly appreciated,
 11/24/2005 09:57 PM
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Look on the bottom of the heatsink there should be compound already applied there with a plastic cover on it... remove the cover and, WITHOUT TOUCHING THE COMPOUND, mount the heatsink over the processor according to the directions.

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 11/25/2005 05:36 AM
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That compound isn't very efficient though, u'd better get some thermal paste, like arctic silver 5 for better cooling.
As for the application process, check their website' "> they have a nice guide.

I heard u'll void your warrenty if u change the compound though... I'm not sure about it, check it out

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If you're not planning on OC'ing the cpu, then the stock paste will be perfectly good enough.

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