Plastic Melted On AMD 1400 CPU

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by poser, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. poser

    poser Guest

    Does anyone know if that little plastic sticker, that is on the bottom of heatsinks, is supposed to melt on to the cpu? My computer is like 4 months old and has always froze....ALWAYS! So I took it apart and found that there was a melted plastic tape between my heatsink and cpu. Any thoughts? I was thinking about scraping it all off, and using a thermal paste and maybe a new heatsink and fan. Thanks.
     
  2. Majin

    Majin DBZ - Yes its in me!

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    well that certainly couldnt hurt ....
     
  3. ElementalDragon

    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    i think that "sticker" is supposed to melt to actually hold the heat sink onto the processor. haven't really took notice to one before it got stuck to tell for sure.
     
  4. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Put some artic silver on it.
     
  5. mbunny

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    errr... are you talking about a stock Intel Heatsink?

    if so then the tape should be there... if ur talking about other heatsinks... the tape could be there to protect the heat conducting stuff and therefore u remove the tape before putting it on ur CPU... dunno... could be might not be...
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    /me now knows that mbunny is HIGH lol....

    Plastic Melted On AMD 1400 CPU lol... what does that tell you bunny man :)

    sorry m8.. I just needed a rise...

    ok now to the problem... I never knew about cpu's having plastic thingers @ the bottom of em... none that I have worked on that were installed with a plastic thing between the hsf and the cpu..

    peel it off if you can w/o damaging the cpu and do what the others said... apply arctic silver and you are good to go...

    if it is not peeling off the hsf/or is peeled and leaves a rough surface... just go ahead and get a new heatsink... not worth damaging :)
     
  7. scriptasylum

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    Hopefully the "plastic" is not really plastic, but that heat transfer pad many heatsinks come with. If it really is plastic, then it was probably there to protect the heat transfer material until installation and should DEFINATELY have been removed before installation of the heat sink!!!

    Plastic has VERY poor heat transfer properties and would explain why you had lockups.

    Either way, carefully scrape off (and use 91% alcohol to clean) whatever is one the heatsink and CPU and use Arctic Silver, it's simply the best way to go!
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

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    Get it right gonaads. It's Arctic Silver. :p
    Check out the second picture down. :eek:
     
  9. notoes

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    plastic (usually) = Cheap Thermalpaper
     
  10. gonaads

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    My keyboard only lets me use one "c" per senten e... <-- SEE! told-ya. :p
     
  11. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    ooo I should have know better. ccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc
    Well mine works OK. You can have some if you want. Here ya go. ccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc
     
  12. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Thank you now I cccccccan... Oh Sh!t it's out of cccccccccontrol!!! Stop this cccccccrazy thing!:p


    BANG! BANG! BANG! Aaah there, Damn stupid Clones. :D
     
  13. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Go get some sleep gonaads.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Ace123

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    wouldnt that have sucked if when her got the cpu cooler he didnt take the little plastic off the bottom of the cpu cooler that protected the thermal tape..... that would blow lol
     
  15. Geffy

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    I used to have a piece of wax paper between this pink gummy stuff and my CPU. I later found out that the pink stuff was the thermal paste.
    Now what I have is a ThermalTake Volcano 7+ with Arctic Silver thermal compound between the CPU and Heatsink. It is nice and cold now.

    With the old paste and paper it was running aroud 60C normal load.
     
  16. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    If you had removed the wax paper off the pink gummy stuff it probably would have dropped it down 20 Degrees. :D
     
  17. 2z

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