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I recently ordered massive amounts of computer

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neoterixx

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I recently ordered massive amounts of computer parts, to build myself another system, and I forgot the most important thing, CPU Thermal Grease and Paste. Now Im getting a 2700 Xp Amd cpu and moving my old 2000 to another motherboard. I have no thermal paste for the 2000, it has Arctic Silver Compound, and I dont have anymore. Does anyone know what store I can buy a packet of thermal grease ?
 
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I would say order it online or you can check the small computer stores in your area (if there are any). Places such as CompUSA don't carry the best (arctic silver III), they carry crappy ones.
 
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neoterixx

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Can the fan burnout ? Or it will just overheat and shut off right? I dont want to damage the cpu :(
 
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neoterixx

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I thought the cpu only overheats and shuts itself down? @ least thats what I always thought. I didnt know you risk the chance of burning the cpu out while running it that hot :(
 
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well, it depends on your mother board. If it does support that,m then more power to you, but you are still running a risk at burning it up.
 
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neoterixx

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That sucks! You think I can scrape off a piece of old thermal grease strip off an old cooler ?
 
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you oculd, but I would get the good stuff as soon as you can. If you change it after a few days I don't think it will matter too much, just keep an eyeon the temperature of the CPU. What motherboard did you get?
 

Henyman

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order it on 24 hour delivery ;) i wouldn't fire it up without it as it may smoke a little bit + all your new parts could go up in flames :p
 
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neoterixx

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I checked and compusa has some thermal grease, pads, and worse case scenario im going to just pay 20$ for a new fan and heatsink. Circuit city also sells these fans.
 
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neoterixx

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I used my old Volcano 7, and bought some silver compound @ compusa ($9.99). Seems to be working well.
 
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i recommend lapping the volcano 7 for the XP2700 chip, mine used to run 44 idle and 50 load, since lapping to 1200 grit at the same room temp i run 41 idle and 43 load, hot little buggers those XP2700's :) but they love a little care and attention to detail during the build.
 
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neoterixx

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On my 2700 + Im using the Heatsink + fan that came with the packaging. system is running at like 50 Degrees-53 degrees. Eventually I will throw on the arctic silver compound and get a better heatsink and fan.
 

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