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AMD Athlon Came Without Tape Over Heatsink

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Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 21, 2004 10:41:52 AM

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Hello

I bought a Athlon X 2800 boxed processor, via a relative from the
Fry's Elec. store in Dallas. On opening the package, I found that the
heatsink does not have a tape protecting the grey colored thermal
material. All instructions indicate that there should be a tape.
Should I use the heatsing as it is or should I return this or buy a
thermal paste and replace the existing square of the grey/white
semisolid stuff? Has anyone experienced this lack of tape?

Thanks in advance
Avinash
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 21, 2004 6:16:42 PM

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If the gray pad is intact then leave it and install. If otherwise then
remove the pad and use a thermal paste.


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"Matt" <matt@themattfella.zzzz.com> wrote in message
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> Avinash Kachhy wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > I bought a Athlon X 2800 boxed processor, via a relative from the
> > Fry's Elec. store in Dallas. On opening the package, I found that the
> > heatsink does not have a tape protecting the grey colored thermal
> > material. All instructions indicate that there should be a tape.
> > Should I use the heatsing as it is or should I return this or buy a
> > thermal paste and replace the existing square of the grey/white
> > semisolid stuff? Has anyone experienced this lack of tape?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> > Avinash
>
> Don't worry---be happy.
>
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
August 21, 2004 7:15:39 PM

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My last Athlon Processor-In a-Box did not have tape, instead the thermal pad
was protected by a clear, shaped, plastic cover that fitted over the
heatsink. So long as the pad appears intact then no problem.
"Matt" <matt@themattfella.zzzz.com> wrote in message
news:fxIVc.1749$cl.592@news01.roc.ny...
> Avinash Kachhy wrote:
> > Hello
> >
> > I bought a Athlon X 2800 boxed processor, via a relative from the
> > Fry's Elec. store in Dallas. On opening the package, I found that the
> > heatsink does not have a tape protecting the grey colored thermal
> > material. All instructions indicate that there should be a tape.
> > Should I use the heatsing as it is or should I return this or buy a
> > thermal paste and replace the existing square of the grey/white
> > semisolid stuff? Has anyone experienced this lack of tape?
> >
> > Thanks in advance
> > Avinash
>
> Don't worry---be happy.
>
!