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Created On: 02/03/2006 12:24 AM
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 02/03/2006 12:24 AM
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J_Zabi
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hello everyone. First off, this is a former Intel supporter. I finally made the change to AMD.
Heres a question about my first AMD cpu, a AMD X2 4400.

All the pictures of AMD thermal pads, and the instruction video I have seen, speak of a plastic film over the pad. My CPU (which I will be installing over the weekend), does not have a plastic film. It has some silver/grey looking stuff on the bottom of the Heat Sink Fan, which looks like duct tape. There is nothing over that, the only thing touching it is the clear plastic tray the HSF comes in. Is that the thermal pad? Do I put it on my CPU? Or do i have to peel something off first/apply something.

I plan on using the thermal pad... if thats what that stuff is.


thanks, and I can't wait to have my new AMD X2 up and running!
 02/03/2006 12:56 AM
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Yeah, thats the thermal pad. All you have to do is mount the HSF on the CPU and lock it down. That pad is all you need. Then you should be ready to roll. I think you'll be pleasently surprised if you are coming from an Intel.

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 02/03/2006 05:52 AM
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J_Zabi
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I haven't removed it from the tray yet. Is the pad supposed to be sticky so it sticks? Or does it just stick to the CPU over time?

And yes, I am coming from a 2.0 ghz Intel Pentium 4, which I got in 2002.

My specs for this new computer:
Athlon 64 X2 4400
2 GB DDR 400 RAM
EVGA 7800GT CO (the one with a core clock of 470, and memory clock of 1100mhz)
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe MOBO
100GB SATA/3gbs Maxtor Hard drive
Ultra X-finity 600w power supply
Lite-On DVD ROM drive

Eventuallly I am going SLi.... once I get my tax returns.
 02/07/2006 07:21 AM
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It may be a little sticky, but don't touch it (ok, if you just have to know, I guess you could touch one of the corners to find out )

All you need to do is remove the HSF from the plastic tray covering the thermal pad, mount it on top of the CPU, and lock it in place. Then you can finish connecting the rest of your devices and fire it up!

Hope all this helps.

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