heatsink compound?

Hewlett-packard Pavilion media center a1...
April 17, 2010 at 18:35:53
Specs: Windows xp media center edi 2005
Does a brand new heatsink come with the compound on it already, or should i apply some myself just to be safe?

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April 17, 2010 at 18:38:41
Some come with a pre-applied thermal pad, some come with a small packet of paste. I've never seen a brand new HSF come without one or the other. Why are you changing the HSF?

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April 18, 2010 at 18:02:59
I changed motherboards and processors and ram for that matter.

i got a MSI 785GTM-E45 motherboard

AMD Phenon II x3 triple-core 720 processor

and 4gbs of ram

600 watt eagle power supply.

my whole thing was with the heatsink compound was it came with the little pack of white stuff, but on the back of the heatsink there is some gray goop ( pardon the non - computer term) but it was only a little patch about 1/2" x 1/2" and it was very thin, im just not sure if i should apply some of the white compound over top the thin gray stuff

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April 18, 2010 at 21:00:43
The gray stuff is pre-applied compound. Use it as is.

If you do not want to use it, it must be cleaned off before anything else is applied.

Did the heatsink come with the processor or did you buy another heatsink?


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April 24, 2010 at 08:56:16
it came with the heatsink

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April 24, 2010 at 11:18:01
PGA install videos...


Save the little packet of thermal compound if you need to reinstall at a later date.

Notice the benchtest configuration in the videos. Motherboard is on a non conductive surface, one stick of memory, and video connected to monitor. Kinda like this...



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