help with thermal pad / heatsink.

  walk2 21:43 29 Jan 2007

I have just got myself a new Intel Pentium D 925 CPU which I put in my motherboard and then fitted the heatsink and fan the came with it.

After attaching the heatsink / fan I noticed that i could get the power connection nearer its socket on the motherboard. so I took the heatsink off to turn it around.


The thermal pad on the heatsink looks fine and theres a bit of sticky residue on the CPU. Will this be ok to use or should I replace the thermal pad with a new one. REMEMBER, I NEVER TURNED THE PC ON, so no heat as been applied to the thermal pad.

Anyone have any advice on this. PLEASE. And thanks in advance.

  woodchip 21:56 29 Jan 2007

Yes it should be OK. Check temps after starting

  walk2 22:05 29 Jan 2007


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