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wondering if the CPU should come with some thermal paste to go… - almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea
if I had to explain, you wouldn't understand
dakegra
dakegra
wondering if the CPU should come with some thermal paste to go betwixt it and the CPU fan...
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martinoh From: martinoh Date: October 15th, 2008 10:49 am (UTC) (linky)
Don't seem to these days - there's normally some form of pre-applied layer on the heat-sink (with a removable film over it for shipping). Just resist the temptation to keep taking the sink on and off the CPU package :-)
dakegra From: dakegra Date: October 15th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC) (linky)
*nods* there are three small grey strips on the fan's contact surface, but no mention of peeling things off in the instructions. Loathe to prod it around *too* much.
ayoub From: ayoub Date: October 15th, 2008 10:49 am (UTC) (linky)
It's usually under a peel off thing on the fan...
dakegra From: dakegra Date: October 15th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC) (linky)
there are three small grey strips on the fan's contact surface, but no mention of peeling things off in the instructions. Loathe to prod it around *too* much
ayoub From: ayoub Date: October 15th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC) (linky)
Yikes! They're getting stingier by the week!
jugglebug From: jugglebug Date: October 15th, 2008 10:49 am (UTC) (linky)
Does the fan have one of those sticky thermal paddy things with it?
Mine did last time I upgraded.
Forums say not as good as proper paste, but adequate for the likes of me who don't overclock to extreme
Mind you I still run my pc without the case on, cause there is a more fundamental motherboard heating problem elsewhere, that I cant be bothered throwing money at
dakegra From: dakegra Date: October 15th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC) (linky)
fan has some grey strips underneath, but no mention of it in the instructions! Loathe to try and peel stuff off things when I've not explicitly been told to...
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dakegra From: dakegra Date: October 16th, 2008 09:05 am (UTC) (linky)
it was a bit gooey, so i've gone with that.
jugglebug From: jugglebug Date: October 15th, 2008 10:50 am (UTC) (linky)
ok so that is 3 of us not working hard enough today :-)
genevra From: genevra Date: October 15th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC) (linky)
If the gray strips are not gooey, go out and buy some thermal paste!!!!!!!!! It's definitely worth it.
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