Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Intel P4 processor

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Robert Oaks

Robert Oaks

  • Members
  • 4 posts
  • Local time:01:09 AM

Posted 16 April 2005 - 09:53 AM

The Intel P4, retail version, comes with cooling fan and heat sink. On the heat
sink is a 1 1/4" square black of what I believe to be a heat transfer material. Is this material just as good as the silver bearing creme that comes in a tube? Thank you very much. Robert

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 Herk


  • Members
  • 1,609 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:S.E. Idaho, USA
  • Local time:02:09 AM

Posted 16 April 2005 - 11:28 AM

It's usually recommended that you use the material that came with the chip in preference to anything else.

Edited to add: if there is a removeable layer on it, make sure to remove it - usually a plastic coating that protects the pad before it is installed. Read instructions regarding this that came with the processor.

Edited by Herk, 16 April 2005 - 11:30 AM.

#3 Leurgy


    Voted most likely

  • Members
  • 3,831 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
  • Local time:01:09 AM

Posted 16 April 2005 - 11:31 AM

Thats mostly a matter of personal preference. I would go with the Intel supplied arrangement, although a lot of people prefer the Artic Silver compound. If you decide to install it as is, just keep an eye on your CPU temperature. If it falls within the acceptable range, and it will, you will be ok. You can always change it later if you prefer to try some other arrangement.

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail. Abraham Maslo

**** We use our powers for good, not evil ****

 Trying to remove your data from the web is like trying to remove pee from a swimming pool

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users