I have a motherboard with no AGP slot. I plan on getting one with a agp slot. My question is, when i move the chip and heat sink t the new motherboard, do i have to add more thermal paste or what is on there is ok?
when removing the heatsink from the CPU, when you replace it you must remove all of the old paste and re-apply new paste. Just topping it up is not good enough as it will not result in good thermal conduction.
If you tell us the speed of the processor then we can tell you really how much of a deal this is as you have an AGPless mobo
Communications something or other..
are you sure its not CNR
CNR is this
Acronym for Communication and Networking Riser. Developed by Intel, CNR is a riser card for ATX family motherboards that was developed in order to reduce the cost to OEMs of implementing LAN, home networking, audio and modem subsystems widely used in modern connected PCs. The CNR Specification is an open industry specification that defines a scalable motherboard riser card and interface that support the audio, modem, and network interfaces of core logic chipsets. The specification is supported by OEMs, Microsoft and silicon suppliers. The specification defines the CNR architecture for both standard and low-profile risers and includes electrical, mechanical, and thermal requirements of the riser interface. In addition to supporting current technologies such as Ethernet and analog modems, the specification can be expanded for developing technologies, such as DSL.
This is only if you used Paste.
I think some thermal pads while not conducting heat as well, can keep the HSF and CPU glued together and things like the Arctic Alumia which is a kind of epoxy glue the HSF and CPU together but I dont recommend using either the epoxy or the pad.
i saw this thermal paste like a couple days ago, and its supposed to be better than the arctic silver 3. do u think it is? they said its proven in many tests, if it really is then ill get that. because they also have the arctic silver 3 on that site so i dont see why they would say that to make more money unless they care about a couple of dollars blah blah yeah yaeh times all the thousands that will get it they make thousands off that 1 dollar but im just sayin.
I would say go for the Arctic Silver 3. If it isn't broke, then why fix it?
It's easy to remove / reapply paste. In fact, I just did it yesterday. Use an anti-static cloth and use at least 91% isopropyl alcohol (isopropanol). I bought pre-moistened wipes myself...lol. Don't be scared to put a little bit of pressure to wipe the stuff off (in other words, it isn't necessarily a pressure-less operation to get that stuff off the die). And when it says only a tiny drop is needed, it is true. Don't overdo it. "Less" is "more," actually.
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