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 06/27/2004 12:10 PM
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carvegio
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Hi guys,

I have recently put a system together, but i had a mobo problem, so i got a new mobo, and i have to install the cpu and heatsink in there.

i am using stock cooling,

can i just take out the cpu and put it in the new mobo, and put the heatsink and fan on..

it has been about a week in there

or would there be problems if i did this, would i need a new thermal interface pad?

and if so, i dont have alot of resources, so if i got a new one, could i just put the new thermal pad over the old one


sorry complete noob here, as u can probabily tell.

thanks for the help
 06/27/2004 12:28 PM
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Sephiroth311
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I would help you but I totally dont understand what your specific question is...

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 06/27/2004 12:50 PM
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ninjastyle
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I would say you should clean off any thermal insulation material with Isopropyl Alcohol and apply some Arctic Silver 5. Don't apply another thermal pad over the old one, you might end up with too much goo! It'd be better to leave the old one or remove it completely and start with some fresh AS5.

Don't hold me to this statement, I am not 100% sure about this, so hopefully someone else can give us more info.

 06/27/2004 12:59 PM
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I wouldn't use the old pad/grease. The stuff is really cheap so it's not worth the risk.

I also recommend Arctic Silver 5.

Link to place to buy AS5' ">http://www.svc.com/arsi5hiplsit.html

It transfers heat better than standard grease or pad.

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 06/28/2004 03:47 AM
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QUOTE can i just take out the cpu and put it in the new mobo, and put the heatsink and fan on..

it has been about a week in there

or would there be problems if i did this, would i need a new thermal interface pad?

and if so, i dont have alot of resources, so if i got a new one, could i just put the new thermal pad over the old one
The stock Heatsink that comes with an Athlon 64 retail-box has preapplied thermal compound, NOT a thermal pad like the Athlon XP retail-heatsinks.

Generally, you should use thermal compound instead of a thermal pad with an Athlon 64 processor.

When removing your heatsink & fan, you should always clean off any residue of thermal coumpound/thermal interface material from BOTH the heatsink AND the processor itself before reapplying some new thermal compound and reinstalling the heatsink - you can use a soft, lint-free cloth and some alcohol(>90%) to clean off thermal compound.

ANY thermal interface material, regardless of whether it is thermal compound/grease/paste or a thermal pad, should be used only ONCE - if you remove the heatsink, you should completely remove the old stuff and use new thermal interface material.

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 06/28/2004 11:03 AM
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Here is a link to arctic silver website showing how to apply AS5 AS5' ">http://www.arcticsilver.com/instructions.htm they have good photos on how to do it.

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