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Created On: 01/16/2006 12:15 PM
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 01/16/2006 12:15 PM
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AndyF
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Hi, I haven't installed a processor before. I have followed the instructions provided with the processor(pictures only). The bottom of the heatsink had a grey square on the bottom. I assumed this was the thermal interface material? Is this correct. Should I have removed this or should I have added other insulating material? I am worried bacuse when I turned the PC on for the first time I could smell something like burning? As the components have never beeen used before could this be factory residues?? or have I forgotten to do something which could be serious? Also is there any instructions on this on the website because I can find instructions for Athlon but no installation instructions for Sempron.
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 01/16/2006 12:20 PM
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It's correct, it's the thermal interface material. You should leave it as it is. If you remove your HS in the future, you should completely remove it and replace it with another.

Burning ? That's never a good sign, try yo locate the origin. Also monitor the temperature of your cpu (in the bios and from windows using a software like mbm5), it should not be over 50 .

Instructions are the same for athlons and semprons, you can follow the ones on the site

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Desktop:
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ (Barton) @ 200x10.5=2100MHz | Asus A7N8X Deluxe | Corsair 2xCMX512-3200C2PT @ 2.5-3-3-8 | MSI GeForce FX 5600 128MB | Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 160GB SATA II | Antec NeoPower 480W | Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

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Dell Latitude 120L | Intel Pentium M 740 | OCZ 2x1GB PC2-5400 | Western Digital Scorpio WD1200VE 120GB
 01/16/2006 01:21 PM
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bogey
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Heatsink installation videos.

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Proce...chni...%5E6678,00.html' ">http://www.amd.com/us-en/Proce...69_4348%5E6678,00.html

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MSI K7N2 Delta2 LSR|35w XP-M2400 11x214 1.62V|2x512MB OCZ EL 2 2 2 11 2.9V|9600XT|Seasonic 350w
Abit AN7|XP-M2800 10.5x227 1.62V|2x512MB Mushkin XP4000 2 3 2 11 3.2V|9600XT|Seasonic 550w
Asus A7V600|XP-M2600 6-11x202 1.6V|2x512 Crucial PC3200 2.5 3 3 9 2.7V|PCI 32MB gfx|Corsair 450w
 01/17/2006 05:46 AM
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boule
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And those instructions will be the same for semprons

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Desktop:
AMD Athlon XP 2800+ (Barton) @ 200x10.5=2100MHz | Asus A7N8X Deluxe | Corsair 2xCMX512-3200C2PT @ 2.5-3-3-8 | MSI GeForce FX 5600 128MB | Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 160GB SATA II | Antec NeoPower 480W | Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty

Laptop:
Dell Latitude 120L | Intel Pentium M 740 | OCZ 2x1GB PC2-5400 | Western Digital Scorpio WD1200VE 120GB
 01/20/2006 08:34 AM
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TramperKen
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Thanks for the thread here. I'm installing my Sempron 2800 and had the same question, where's the thremal material? And I watched the video, cool.

I'm building my first computer from the ground up and in one hour the cpu goes in. /tongue.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tongue.gif' />

Take care, Ken
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