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    the dents on the bottom of my new heatsink has these 4 round dimples on it. are they for thermal paste to be placed or does it go in the center of the cpu?

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    on the centre
    and not very much, a very thin layer, as thin as you can get really, 1mm or so
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    cheers. so just enuff to bridge the gap between the two surfaces

    what are the dents for?

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    don&#39;t know about the dents actually...i don&#39;t have them on one of my old heatsinks...
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    The dents are the fastening points between the copper base and the aluminium heatsink. Don&#39;t be bothered by them. Just put a small coating of Arctic Silver onto the small raised surface of the CPU itself. Don&#39;t use much. Just a small layer to fill any tiny gaps. Then clip on the cooler.

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    So is Arctic Silver worth paying for?

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    Originally posted by Path0gen@23 August 2003 - 01:14
    So is Arctic Silver worth paying for?
    arctic silver 3 is probably the best thermal paste available just now
    if you want a couple of degrees drop, it may be worth buying (considering it&#39;ll only cost you a couple of /&#036
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    Altough I would say you dont need if you havent got a very hot system or If you dont overclock your CPU

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    It&#39;s not just for overclocking. I use it every time I assemble a PC.

    Arctic Silver is a great product although if you already have heat transfer paste in place then it&#39;s not worth taking it all apart just to put some.

    If you buy a small tube it goes a long way. You can use it on many CPUs as each one uses so little. That makes it very cost effective.

    Never put a heatsink on without at least some sort of tranfer media.

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    AMD reccomends thermal paste for all their CPU&#39;s or they say they could malfunction

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