ah well, looks like i'll be buying some theermal compound. i still need a graphics card anyway, and i need a dvd writer and i want toget a new case.
ordered a gfx card from evga but i went out of stock and they left me high and dry
Originally Posted by Buck47
HERE is a short article I wrote about thermal TIM pads and aftermarket TIM paste - along with a quoted and linked review of the more popular compounds.
It describes everything you need to know, and a little more.
thx for the info i really appreciate it.
about my previous question though, do i need to reapply compound or can i run as is for now?
ok, thanks. i have a question though. i put the cpu into the motherboard, and the heatsink on top and i locked it in place. i had doubts about the themal paste so i took it back out and peeked and saw the paste smeared on the cpu so i put the heat sink back in place. i havent powered up though. is that ok or do i have to buy some thermal paste now and reapply it
I just bought an intel quad core processor, the q6600, when installing this with the fan that came in the box do you have to place thermal compound between the processor and the fan?
or do you just have to place the processor in the slot and then the fan without any compound?
Nevere installed an intel processor before, i always used AMD in the past.