cpu's/heatsink

By mfm1200
Jan 6, 2004
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  1. Hi all members,
    just reading a previous post on incorrectly attached heatsinks.

    i am about to build my first system; asus p4s8x-x/intel p4 2.4ghz.
    i noted that the adhesive strip is raised a little on the heatsink.
    it sounds as if this may cause a problem.
    can somebody explain in great detail the correct procedure for removing the tape and applying thermal paste.
    i hear less is better. should you blob it on in patches or use a thin line.

    thx a lot.
    mfm
    ps any other tips appreciated,
  2. Supra

    Supra TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 236

    For applying the thermal paste go here Thermal compound installation. If you are using a noname thermal paste I recommend you pick up a tube of arctic silver because it can shave several more degrees off your cpu temp compared to any other thermal paste.

    Instructions for removal of the thermal pad are step 2 on that page.:grinthumb
  3. mfm1200

    mfm1200 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 44

    thanks a lot
    mfm
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