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Created On: 05/05/2004 02:38 PM
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 05/05/2004 02:38 PM
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pls help me , i need to know if i need to apply some artic silver to my core of the processor.. befor i install the heatsink and fan pls help me thank you tylerross
 05/05/2004 04:47 PM
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If your heatsink comes with a thermal pad you don't need to apply any extra thermal compound. If your heatsink is clean, you need some artic silver, or other thermal compound applied. I dont personally recommend the thermal pads that come on OEM heatsinks, but they do the job if you stay at stock speeds.

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If you have a retail/boxed processor, i recommend you just use the Heatsink and Fan that comes with it - thermal compound will NOT be require as the heatsink comes with a preapplied thermal interface material.

If you're using a third-party heatsink and choose to use thermal compound rather than the preapplied thermal interface material, make sure you remove any residue of thermal interface material from the heatsink before installing it.
Thermal compound should be applied in a *very* thin layer(about as thin as a sheet of paper) on the die ONLY(die = CPU-core - i.e. the small, shiny, metallic thing in the center of your processor).

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