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May 26, 2002 2:43:12 AM

On the pictures that were posted about the P4 burnout, what is that stuff that is peeling off the heatsink?

http://pics.nextwish.org/albums/[Cam1]21-05-02/aap.sized.jpg
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http://pics.nextwish.org/albums/[Cam1]21-05-02/aaq.sized.jpg

The reason i'm asking is because I have a P4 here and dont see anything in the packaging that resembles that.

Sorry if it's a dumb question, this is my first P4.. Actually my first socket type processor also lol.

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May 26, 2002 2:47:28 AM

I'm thinking the heatsink came with a thermal pad, and that peeling stuff is the remains of the shipping film. The shipping film should have been removed before the HSF was installed, but apparently it wasn't.

Btw, it would probably work a bit better to just bump the original thread. :wink:

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May 26, 2002 2:56:12 AM

I thought about doing that but it was turning into a rather nasty flame war and since it was already a page back I didnt want to be the one who brought it back up to the top.. hehehe

Thanks for the quick reply though! I have another quick question.

I have a P4 1.6A retail box and I didnt see any thermal compound in there.. Is it safe for the HS to go on there without any type of thermal compound?

Damn slot1 cpus, they make you dumb.. lol
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May 26, 2002 3:17:11 AM

there should be some kind of cream colour pad or tape at the bottom of the hsf.if there isn't any, then you should apply some yourself, use the thermal compound intruction at arcticsilver.com and get yourself some arctice silver 2, 3. but under any situation,DO NOT put the heatsink on without any heat transfer interface in between the core and the hsf.
May 26, 2002 3:26:48 AM

Hmmm Shouldnt a boxed P4 1.6A come with everything that's needed for it???

Or is this how Intel usually ships their P4 processors?
May 26, 2002 12:31:38 PM

Theres a pad on the botton of the heatsink. No need to worry if you just popped it on the processor. Theres no film or anything like that covering the thermal pad. Just make sure theres no large particles of dust/dirt on either the pad or the processors heat spreader and you're ok.

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May 27, 2002 3:36:14 AM

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I have a P4 1.6A retail box and I didnt see any thermal compound in there.. Is it safe for the HS to go on there without any type of thermal compound?

the current P4 retail hsf are shipped with a black foil type thermal pad, this stuff should come right off and replaced with artic silver 3, roughly about the same size and paper thin.

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