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Installing Heatsink/Fan atm and need an answer

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June 23, 2001 7:37:11 PM

The Vantec FCE-62540D is the hestsink i have and it came with a small packet of thermal gresse what i was wondering is how and where i apply it at and do i need a thermal pad because the hestsink didnt come with one but i dont think it needs one cause it is a retail box buy.

anyways any info would greatly help thanks.
June 23, 2001 7:52:33 PM

You don't use a thermal pad if you're using thermal grease.
Apply a thin amount coating on the heatsink on the parts where the heatsink will make contact with the CPU.

Make sure the thermal grease is a good type.

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June 23, 2001 7:58:31 PM

apply grease to the core of CPU... use a credit card to ensure the layer is *thin* and *smooth*.
Don't put grease on the HSF itself...
June 23, 2001 9:10:16 PM

actually you can put a little on your finger and rub it into the bottom of the heatink where the cpu die is making contact, thus filling in any tiny cracks or blemishes on the heatsink that you cant see with your eyeballs. I believe this method is recommended by the people who make Artic Silver. Go to their website and read the application procedures, should be the same for any grease.
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