I am installing a new amd 2100+ and my thermal paste on my heatsink is dried up. Is this important? Will my chip get too hot if I dont reapply some paste?
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jeffydaboy on 10/30/02 03:07 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
More aboutthermal paste help
Yes it is important. I would clean off your heatsink and reapply thermal paste to the die of your processor and you'll be ready to go. I just used the generic Silver Thermal Compound from Comp USA for my 2100+. Works great.