Installing a Retail CPU

By Guillius
Mar 15, 2005
  1. Quick question. I am about to install a retail CPU on my mother board. Do I have to put some sort of substance between the heat sink and the chip, or is the square piece of "rubber" looking device enough? Its an AMD 3500+. Thanks for any help you can give me.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I just finished building a computer for a friend with an AMD64 3200 cpu.

    It also came with the rubbery substance you mentioned. I just cleaned it off and use some Arctic silver thermal paste instead, and it works great.

    You can however use it just as it is if you wish.

    Regards Howard. :grinthumb
  3. Guillius

    Guillius TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ahhh very well, thanks much!
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