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    kooftspc11's Avatar WWW.STFU.LOL BT Rep: +9BT Rep +9
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    long story short....i forgot to put thermal glue on the processor when i was seating the heatsink. is this going to be a major probloem in the future? should i take everything apart and apply thermal compound?

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    You need the thermal paste.
    Apply it ASAP.
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    I'm surprised the CPU isn't already fried...

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    Most heatsinks have a thermal compound per-applied to the bottom of them. It would look like a little silver square on the bottom part that touches the processor. If that was there, you should be fine.

    For better heat transfer I would recommend getting some arctic silver, compared to a generic thermal compound - but, whatever works.


    Now, if you know 100% there is nothing between the heatsink and processor. Turn the machine off and fix it. That's a no brainer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broken View Post
    Most heatsinks have a thermal compound per-applied to the bottom of them. It would look like a little silver square on the bottom part that touches the processor. If that was there, you should be fine.

    For better heat transfer I would recommend getting some arctic silver, compared to a generic thermal compound - but, whatever works.


    Now, if you know 100% there is nothing between the heatsink and processor. Turn the machine off and fix it. That's a no brainer!
    there was two strips of sticky blue stuff on the part where the heatsink touches the processor.

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    It's really hard to say without seeing it. Could be.
    The gray square is what I am talking about. That is thermal compound.




    now, there could have been tape over the compound that you should have removed.
    i.e. below


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    it wasnt exactly in a square shape but it did leave a residue on the processor. it was in the form of // and it was a dark blue/greyish color

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    It sounds like thermal compound to me, that's exactly how it should act. It's almost clay like.
    I've seen it gray, and peach... maybe it comes in blue too.

    As long as you didn't clean it off, you should be good.

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    whatever
    usualy that out of the box thermal conductor on heatsink is crap. clean it thoroughly and apply some nice paste. don't overdo it tho

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    I can't agree with that.
    Like I said, arctic silver or such is better.

    But, on every recent build I've done with the C2D line I've used stock heatsink and compound, including my current. It's stock speed is is 2.4Ghz and it's OC'ed to 3Ghz. It's only getting up to about 50C under load! If it wasn't for the limits of my motherboard I'd press it even further. They just run so cool, I don't see the point.

    And the lower level Intel's, the Duel-Core, run even cooler. I've seen test where these things are running without a heatsink and passing 24 hour burn in test (not recommended) without errors.
    Last edited by Broken; 12-29-2007 at 09:56 PM.

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