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Thermal interface material? Is it included in AMD OpteronPIB

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March 8, 2006 11:18:12 PM

Aperently the Opteron 270 Processor in a box includes a Fan/Heatsink but NOT thermal interface material????
Whats up with that? Am I missing something? It says in the instalation guide,
"Thermal interface material is required for all AMD processors, use only the recommended theramal inteface matterial for this processor (see thermal cooling guideline on AMDs website for a complete list of approved material for the specific processor you are using."

BUt i have gone to AMDs website and for the love of pete, I cannot find any info on thermal inteface material that AMD recomends.

How about Artic Silver 5? Should I buy that and be safe? I dont want to screw anythign up.
March 8, 2006 11:43:21 PM

Acording to this link bellow. The thermal inteface material is already pre-aplied to the heatsink. THats what that grey square is. So you dont have to go out and buy your own artic silver 5 or whatever. Well, problem solved. AMD should make that clearer in the manuel.
March 9, 2006 2:46:29 AM


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March 9, 2006 2:48:26 AM


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March 9, 2006 3:14:47 AM

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March 9, 2006 11:23:43 PM

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March 9, 2006 11:49:30 PM

March 10, 2006 12:30:17 AM

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