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#1 JohnWeber

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 06:40 AM

Greetings!

 

I am John and this is my first post here. So ill get to point. I just bought a new cooling unit for my CPU because i had some overheating problems with my stock unit.

Forgot to buy a thermal grease though and nearest shop is 20km away. So, i have this little bag of "heatsink compounds" that came with it and i think it is a thermal grease. But i better be safe than sorry so i decided to ask to be sure.

Is it a thermal grease?

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:00 AM

hello and Welcome to BleepingComputer!!!

 

   Yes, that is a small pack of the compound to use as an interface material between the cpu surface and your heatsink and fan (HSF). its function is to fill potential air pockets between those surfaces .

 

opinions vary, but the OEM supplied compound like that is not the best, but good enough.

 

arctic silver is the stuff that most veteran users trust..

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007

 

is this your first time installing a HSF?


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:10 AM

Remember to clean off all of the old thermal compound before you put on the new thermal compound.  You also only want a thin layer.



#4 JohnWeber

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:19 AM

Yep, thanks for info, guys. I already done this before, just i have never seen it packaged like this.

Time to change cooler. :)

 

EDIT: Installed it and now everything is running smoothly. Thanks for assistance.


Edited by JohnWeber, 29 January 2015 - 08:02 AM.





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