Asus m4a88td-M/usb3 motherboard nb fan available?

I recently purchased an Asus M4A88TD-M/USB3. While installing the CPU, heat sink and fan onto the motherboard, I bumped the NB (not hard) with the back of my hand and noticed it was loose. Upon closer instpection, by removing the NB, I found what looked like thermal compound. It was, however, very hard. I am assuming now, that it was adhesive rather then thermal compound. I do know this....that once loose the NB did not sit firm/tight against the die. I start experiencing over heating symtoms. I then remove the NB once again and used Artic Silver thermal compound between the heat sink and die. This did seem to help. What I don't know is: Was an adhesive used in the manufacturing proccess or had the thermal compound dried out?
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  1. The material is a standard TIC (Thermal Interface Compound), so you were correct to replace it.
    If you were looking to extend the life of your motherboard, then Norhtbridge coolers are available. Here is one of the more quality units:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708006
    Enzotech SLF-1 Forged copper 1100 Fan & Heatsinks $25
    Enzotech, very thoughtfully, has a page to measure your motherboard compatibility.
    http://www.enzotechnology.com/slf_1.htm

    This is very good also:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835425007
    VIZO VIZO-NBC-101-CPR Copper Sleet Chipset Cooler $17

    Frozen PC offers a massive assortment of chipset coolers.
    http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g40/c16/list/p1/Air_Cooling-Chipset_HeatsinksCoolers.html
  2. Noworldorder said:
    The material is a standard TIC (Thermal Interface Compound), so you were correct to replace it.
    If you were looking to extend the life of your motherboard, then Norhtbridge coolers are available. Here is one of the more quality units:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835708006
    Enzotech SLF-1 Forged copper 1100 Fan & Heatsinks $25
    Enzotech, very thoughtfully, has a page to measure your motherboard compatibility.
    http://www.enzotechnology.com/slf_1.htm

    This is very good also:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835425007
    VIZO VIZO-NBC-101-CPR Copper Sleet Chipset Cooler $17

    Frozen PC offers a massive assortment of chipset coolers.
    http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l2/g40/c16/list/p1/Air_Cooling-Chipset_HeatsinksCoolers.html


    Thank you for this info. I will look into the products.
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