firerescue999 14:36 20 Dec 2005

Hi Im wondering if someone can give me some advice on installing a cpu. I recently installed one and I think I destroyed it through installing it wrong. I have ordered a new one and don't want to make the same mistake twice. I seated the cpu correctly then I applied thermal paste. There was also a thermal pad on the heat shrink. Do I need to remove the old heat shrink pad and apply the paste or do I need a new pad. Or is the paste sufficient and I don't need a new pad. Thanks

  PaulB2005 14:44 20 Dec 2005

Just use the pad on the CPU. Remove the protective plastic sheet. Don't bother with the paste as too much will cause problems.

  PaulB2005 14:44 20 Dec 2005

Just use the pad on the Heatsink - sorry.

  firerescue999 14:48 20 Dec 2005

Thanks for that, is the old pad ok or is it best to replace it.

  firerescue999 14:58 20 Dec 2005

I think to be safe I will buy a new one, thanks for your help. Appreciate it.

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