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Help with heatsink/thermal compound!

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a b à CPUs
February 24, 2001 3:05:56 AM

I removed the tape from the heatsink covering the compound and some of the compound remained stuck to the tape. Is this ok or will I fry my cpu? It looks like two little strips - probably about 10-20% of the compound is on the tape. I went ahead and installed the heatsink anyway...

The CPU is AMD 1.13GHz 266 FSB and MB is ABIT KT7A.

Any suggestions/advice?


<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by GhostBrain on 02/24/01 00:06 AM.</EM></FONT></P>

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a b à CPUs
February 24, 2001 4:36:07 AM

Not a problem as long as the compound is ditributed evenly across the CPU die once it flattens out from the pressure of the clip.

Suicide is painless...........
a b à CPUs
February 24, 2001 4:39:57 AM

I guess I have to assume that it spread out evenly. it left two small strips missing. i just don't want to kill my new cpu. thanks.