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Created On: 02/04/2006 08:00 PM
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 02/04/2006 08:00 PM
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jayr17
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For a guy I am a bit strange, but I like to read the directions before I screw something I paid a few hundred for up!
The warranty card and instructions said to check AMD's web site for the proper thermal interface to use on my X2 3800. I came across a paper that compared Thermal Pads to Paste and it said to not use a Thermal Pad on the high end processors like X2s, but the HSF in that came with my PIB has a Thermal Pad installed on it. Is it safe to use this? I don't really have anything to clean it off with, and want to get my machine up and running, as soon as possible.
Sorry about the New guy stuff! /ph34r.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="h34r:" border="0" alt="ph34r.gif" />
 02/04/2006 09:16 PM
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yes its fine.
it should like this the pic in this thread http://forums.amd.com/index.ph...pic=...97&#entry611197

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 02/04/2006 11:13 PM
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quote:

Originally posted by: zeppelinrox
yes its fine.
it should like this the pic in this thread http://forums.amd.com/index.ph...pic=...97&#entry611197



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.

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 02/04/2006 11:39 PM
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you didnt use any thermal grease?


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 02/07/2006 06:48 AM
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quote:

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.

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