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Topic Title: Should I change the thermal compound?
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Created On: 01/08/2006 02:32 PM
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 01/08/2006 02:32 PM
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Lilmanmgf
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I recently upgraded my computer, specs are as follows:
939 3700+
xfx 6800gs xxx
2*xms 256 2*xms 512
A8N-E

When I first put together the computer I used a DFI infinity nf4ultra. The motherboard came doa. When I got the new mobo and put the comp together I used the thermal pad that came on the stocke heatsink. It was smudged from the previous instalation, some compound was on the cpu, the rest was on the heatsink. Currently I idle at about 35c full load at 44c. I am probably going to overclock in the future so, should I remove the pad and replace it with as5? I have some left over from when I had the 2500+.

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 01/08/2006 08:17 PM
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stealth13777
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Yeah I would definately replace the termal compound. Not only is as5 one of the best, but you should always replce the thermal compound when you remount the heatsink.

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