Originally posted by: Bob. T. Builder
are you serious the x2 3800 comes with a thermal pad? SCREW i missed out on a new combo.. dad says NO i my dad hes so effing freakn jacked up. my barton 2500 came with a copper thermal pad installed. mine was just a chunk of copper screwed into the hs.
Man, I'm surprised the processor didn't fry itself if you did not use any thermal compound /blink.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.gif" />
On the topic of this thread, yes you can use the thermal pad without worries. It should be enough to get the job done. I am paranoid about my temps, however, so I like Arctic Silver 5.
Hope all this helps.
AMD Opteron 165 CCBBE (2.7GHz @ 1.35v)
DFI CFX3200-DR (07/28)
Kingston HyperX DDR500 (3-3-3-8-1T)
Asus Dark Knight Radeon 4870 1GB
2x 74GB Western Digital Raptors in RAID0
500GB SATA-300 WD Drive
CoolerMaster RealPowerPro 850W
NZXT Zero full-tower case
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