but the same exact CPU that I'm running which I got from ebay was included with a whitish paste that looks like Arctic Silver 5. does it matter which one I use? and why? the TC-1996 seems to be working and I haven't had any freezes or nothing. Should I replace it with the white paste instead anyway? the TC-1996 is very dense and glue-like, while the white paste is sticky like cream and easily spread out.
I just want to know because I'm getting a new video card, and once my system works and functions I don't want to ever take it apart or mess with it unless I have to. Should I leave the white paste for backup, or replace it with the current one?
ASUSTek Computer INC Mobo (A7N8X Deluxe)
AMD Athlon XP: Thoroughbred, Socket A 2700+
3 gigs of RAM (Corsair 2 sticks regular of 1 each, and the 3rd XML)
200G Seagate (Master)
500GB Wester Digitital SATA
LG DVD Writer
Coolmax AP-550X Power Supply
WinFast TV2000 XP Expert WDM TVTuner