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Thread: Thermal pad for heatsink???

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    I just got a new heatsink and on the bottom it has a tab to remove and under it is a little pad... Do I need to remove it to apply a thermal grease? and do I need to use a grease can I just use the exsisting pad?

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    Snee's Avatar Error xɐʇuʎs BT Rep: +1
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    You can use the pad, but you'll get much better results with something like arctic silver.

    Also, you'll need to remove the pad now if you decide to go with paste, it'll be much harder if you decide to go with thermal paste further along the road and you've let the pad sit there and get burned in.
    Last edited by Snee; 12-30-2004 at 07:39 PM.

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    what he said ^

    Take Pad off....(try not to scratch the heatsink)
    apple Thermal compound (Artic silver) on cpu and put heatsink on top and thats it

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    Alright thx guy...

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    Last edited by SciManAl; 03-15-2006 at 03:45 AM.

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