CPU Cooling

  Iceman1978 20:23 29 May 2003

I just bought a retail P4 processor, which came with the heatsink & fan. The Heatsink had a black thermal pad on the bottom of the heatsink. But as this was the first processor I have upgraded I thought the pad was just a cover protecting the actual pad (what a plonker). I soon realised when attempting to remove it, it was the thermal pad & not a cover. Im now going to get a replacement pad, but can anyone tell me if I should buy a thermal compound(grease) to use in conjuction, or will the pad work ok on its own.

  Hachi-Roku 20:36 29 May 2003

ive never used a P4 before but i do know that it would be better to use thermal grease! well thats all i know lol! i just hope someone else can explain in more detail since i dont know much about this!

  Rayuk 20:46 29 May 2003

Use one or the other not both.

You will have to scrape the rest of the pad off the heatsink and clean it[I use nail polish remover,on the heatsink]

If you are going to use Arctic Silver suggest you have a read
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