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by eric is hot / February 24, 2006 11:04 AM PST

I'm building a pc for my friend, the last pc that I constructed a pc by piecing together motherboard and the rest was over 6 yrs ago when pc's werent so intimidating. I figured it can't be too hard to do like I've done in the past by simply following directions like I did before, besides it's basiclly easy right?... Well I've gotten all of the parts together, put the heat sink on the CPU Intel Pentium 4 like its boxed directions declared to do, it had a small square of heat sink material on the bottom of the heat sink and it told me not to damage or replace it because it came from Intel and was special material for the heat sink to help draw heat to the heat sink. Well it didnt say anything about applying any heat sink paste or to added it, just putting on the heat sink to the CPU and locking it down. The Motherboard instructions say to put heat sink paste on it so I'm really confused at present what to do. Any suggestions please? Otherwise Ive got everything else ready to plug in and turn on the pc then set the Bios then the 120 Gig hard drive.

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never both
by linkit / February 24, 2006 12:12 PM PST
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Use the included ''thermal pad,'' or remove the thermal pad and use the thermal compound of your choice. NEVER use both.

Read the instructions for the popular Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound. It tells you how to remove a thermal pad and properly apply fresh thermal compound.

Arctic Silver 5 instructions

IMPORTANT: Read and follow ALL of the instructions for the particular thermal compound you decide to use.

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Use the Intel Thermal pad....
by VAPCMD / February 24, 2006 12:18 PM PST
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You can use thermal pad OR thermal paste such as Arctic Silver but not both at the same time. Remember you're doing this for a friend ...no point in jeopardizing your friend's warranty.

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PC Construction
by eric is hot / February 25, 2006 12:30 PM PST

Thank You All for the information I will go ahead and use the Intel Thermal pad and if it has problems I will then remove it and use the other. Thank You Again.

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