Thermal Paste help pls

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Teddy, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Hows do i apply it on a new HSF which already has one of the small, square thermal 'bits' on it? Do i need to remove that first?

    Any tips would be great, thanks!
     
  2. Glaanieboy

    Glaanieboy Moderator

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    Yes, remove that! I once destroyed a PIII 933 because of bits of hardened cooling paste were in the way. I don't know how to remove it (it's very fragile).
     
  3. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    The HSF is brand new, unused. So i dont mean bits left over from previous usage - i mean the square shaped thermal 'pad' that comes already on it.

    Remove it??
     
  4. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    If your going to use paste yes you have to remove the pad ... you use 1 or the other.
     
  5. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    Great, thanks both of you!

    Sorted and happy now..running nicely at ~39c