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Help with a Volcano 7 HSF

By Mudshark
Jun 4, 2002
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  1. Help with a Volcano 7 please

    A friend of mine just installed a Volcano 7
    on his new setup.
    When I asked him what kind of Thermal compound (TIM) was
    On the heatsink, he said that he pulled a "paper" patch
    off the bottom of the unit and that it was "clear"
    underneath i.e. no visible TIM present.
    Is this normal, is the TIM used on the V7 clear?
    Any of you folks got info on this for me, I would hate
    for him To fry his new CPU.
    Thanks in advance. ;)
  2. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    Yes, that is 3M Heat Sink Tape (thermal pad) or a generic brand, which actually is a waxy substance that is similar to heat sink paste.
    Personally, I don't think it is as good as a quality heat sink paste (thermal compound) http://www.arcticsilver.com/
  3. Mudshark

    Mudshark TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 143

    Thanks UNCLEEL.... I'm sure he will be glad not to have to
    pull it apart again! - I have advised him to go with AS2 or 3.
    Thanks again. :)
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