AMD Athlon 64 stock Thermal Paste??

Hey guys, im just wondering if Athlon 64 CPU's (retail) come with thermal paste/glue (whatever you call it)? and if so is it good and safe enough to use? or will i have to go and buy brand stuff like arctic silver? I'd really preciate some advice, thanks.
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  1. What prozac26 said is very true, AMD comes with excellent stock cooling for non OC'ers and light OC'ers. Not to mention its pre applied which always helps. :D
  2. is it really arctic silver 5 or not cause im confused they say you cant use arctic silver but they use it whats up with that
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    is it really arctic silver 5 or not cause im confused they say you cant use arctic silver but they use it whats up with that


    They don't use thermal paste at all. They use a semi-sold thermal material that is a little pad when applied, and fills in the gaps like a fluid when heated.

    As far as the maker, I have no idea, they probably make it inhouse.
  4. Quote:
    Hey guys, im just wondering if Athlon 64 CPU's (retail) come with thermal paste/glue (whatever you call it)? and if so is it good and safe enough to use? or will i have to go and buy brand stuff like arctic silver? I'd really preciate some advice, thanks.

    I use AMD stock HSF with its thermal paste, and I was able to oc to 2500MHz

    http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=140939
  5. i like thermal bad easy to use
  6. I agree :D

    The stock coolers and thermal paste work amazingly well :D

    AS5 is good but in some cases overkill.
  7. khha, im surprised you only got 3000 for your 3DMark06 score, here is my setup and i got the same score

    Athlon 64 3500+ Venice @ stock
    3Gb ddr400
    X1800 XL @ stock
    250Gb Sata HD
    450W PSU
  8. ok thx hergie
    good night all
  9. alright so summing it up i gotta waste like 5 bucks on artic silver 5 inorder to decently OC a 3200+?
  10. If you plan to OC more than 20% I would say so.

    If you plan to be even more aggressive a Zalman Copper cooler may be in order.
  11. yes you do but its not a waste you only use a drop and it works fine for about 10 pcs
  12. meh fine ill buy that to

    great gotta mow one more lawn


    danmit u guys are killin me i tell ya
  13. how does your 3gig of RAM work compared to 2gig of the same RAM?

    just curious. 8)
  14. Not to be a jerk or anything, but do you really think AMD or Intel would sell a product with a cooling solution that doesn't work?
  15. Hmm

    yes

    my intel goes to 61 C on load/idle
  16. OK... and it works, right?

    The thermal design limit for Intel chips is well over 90C. So even if your CPU is running at 70C- you're still fine. Of course... the life of ur CPU might decrease if you're running at 70C all the time- but intel just wants to get you past that "3 year warranty hump."

    ;-)

    -mpjesse
  17. im past the 3 year warranty
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