AMD Athlon 3000+ Heatsink Question

By Petlydecker
May 23, 2006
  1. Hello,

    I am building a new system with a Gigabyte GA-K8NSC board and a AMD Athlon 3000+. My question is about the heatsink that came with the retail processor. It has that very thin gray pad under it. I want to use Artic Silver 5 paste. Should I remove the pad with alcohol and apply the paste to CPU. Any advise would be appreciated.

    Thank you,

  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Hello there, and welcome to Techspot!

    You are correct. If you are going to apply some Arctic Silver, you first need to remove that gray pad and clean before you apply the paste.

    Good luck!
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