heatsink. do i need to add compound to my new amd 64

By denzil
Jul 3, 2005
  1. first time builder. does my heatsink/fan need compound
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    If your heatsink/cpu has a thermal pad, then you don`t really need to use thermal paste.

    However, my own personal preference would be to remove this and use some Arctic silver thermal paste instead. Just remember only to use a very thin layer.

    See HERE for application instructions.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. denzil

    denzil TS Rookie Topic Starter

    looks like it has thermal pad. if i remove this will it invalidate warranty
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    No, removing the thermal pad will not void the warranty.

    See HERE for AMD`s warranty conditions.

    Regards Howard :)
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