Thermal interface material? Is it included in AMD OpteronPIB

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,
Quote:
"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.
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  1. 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.


    http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/TechnicalResources/0,,30_182_869_8819%5E6678,00.html
  2. LOL.

    Thanks for sharing that with all of us. Try googling the question next time. ;-)
  3. LMAO


    Man, i'm so glad we've got you around :wink:
  4. A refreshing thread!
  5. Well, maybe some kid in the future will come across this "non-event" problem, which he thinks is a problem- then search here and -Bam- Ive saved him 9 bucks. now the world is a better place.
  6. indeed
  7. All I can say is, Thank God for Google!
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