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#1 Robert Oaks

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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

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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.


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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.

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