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AMD Athlon 64 stock Thermal Paste??

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February 27, 2006 9:47:38 AM

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.
February 27, 2006 1:07:51 PM

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 
February 27, 2006 1:45:29 PM

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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February 27, 2006 10:14:35 PM

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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.
February 27, 2006 10:25:43 PM

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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
February 27, 2006 10:56:26 PM

i like thermal bad easy to use
February 27, 2006 11:18:18 PM

I agree :D 

The stock coolers and thermal paste work amazingly well :D 

AS5 is good but in some cases overkill.
February 27, 2006 11:34:24 PM

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
February 28, 2006 1:53:58 AM

ok thx hergie
good night all
February 28, 2006 1:56:01 AM

alright so summing it up i gotta waste like 5 bucks on artic silver 5 inorder to decently OC a 3200+?
February 28, 2006 2:10:17 AM

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.
February 28, 2006 2:10:20 AM

yes you do but its not a waste you only use a drop and it works fine for about 10 pcs
February 28, 2006 2:11:37 AM

meh fine ill buy that to

great gotta mow one more lawn


danmit u guys are killin me i tell ya
February 28, 2006 2:18:14 AM

how does your 3gig of RAM work compared to 2gig of the same RAM?

just curious. 8)
February 28, 2006 2:34:18 AM

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?
February 28, 2006 3:12:13 AM

Hmm

yes

my intel goes to 61 C on load/idle
February 28, 2006 3:22:33 AM

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
February 28, 2006 8:15:56 PM

im past the 3 year warranty
!