I`m looking to build my first PC using a AMD 2400+ retail pack processor. The pack includes a Heatsink and fan. The heatsink has a strip of cellophane to be peeled back before attaching to the processor. This covers the thermal transfer compound. I`m a little confused by AMD instructions though as to if you have to uncover the compound a spread it out or just uncover it and fit to the processor? click here The above is alink to the AMD fitting info page. I was wondering if anybody had fitted this type of heatsink and could give me any advice?
Your CPU although it look's big the chip in the Middle is only about Half inch square. So just remove the tape and put the Sink on top then fit the Fan with the clip each side on the little white plastic hooks try not to use a screwdriver as if you slip and damage the printed circuit you will need a new board
I had a problem when, unknown to me, the cellophane had been removed eariier and exposed to air. This caused the CPU to shut down PDQ due to overheating. Worth removing the pad and using some heat sink compound,
Yes, but if you have bought a retail pack processor and heatsink/fan then the product is guaranteed by AMD to work out of the box, unless you start to remove the compound the manufacturer has applied and second guess by installing some of your own