Re: AMD Processor - Heatsink Question
I have a similar processor as you can see from my sig. The thermal compund is already attached at the bottom of the heatsink (little square block). All you have to do is remove the piece of paper on the bottom and stick it on the CPU. No additional thermal grease is necessary.
If you buy the CPU retail, it will come with the stock AMD approved heatsink with attached fan then of course, the CPU itself. As I mentioned earlier, the thermal compound is on the bottom of the heatsink, not on top of the CPU originally. When you apply the heatsink on top of the CPU, the thermal compound will make contact with the top of the processor. Then clip the heatsink hooks in place. It's tight, but ensures a firm hold.
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