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Old 03-15-2010, 12:39 PM   #1
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Hi I am just about to do my first build and everything came in the mail today and from what I read on nearly everything about building a computer is putting the thermal compound on the cpu fan, i got the amd phenom x4 965be. It didnt come with anything in the package, should I order some before starting the build?
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:45 PM   #2
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If it didn't come with thermal compound in a tube, it might have a sheet of thermal compound (low quality usually but still) on the heatsink already. -- Look at it and you should be able to tell if there is like a white layer of "paste".
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: No Thermal Compound?

Oh yeah I see it, kind of looks like a piece of duct tape lol. So do you think I should get some different stuff or will this do the trick? Also, dont I have to get this stuff off before puting new stuff on?
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If you were putting new stuff on, you'd remove the existing paste. The only difference is a few degrees.. you may as well build the machine now as it won't do any damage and you can buy new thermal paste if you notice its getting to hot.
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Very true, thanks for advice.
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No problem! - Enjoy the new build, and ask if you need help with anything.
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:21 PM   #7
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If you never have any thermal paste, you can always use toothpaste as a temporary fix.
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If you never have any thermal paste, you can always use toothpaste as a temporary fix.
hehe epic, i didn know about that trick
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If you never have any thermal paste, you can always use toothpaste as a temporary fix.
So what would be best to use, tartar control or extra whitening?
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If you aren't planning on overclocking then the stock thermal compound will work just fine.

I like to use the kind with scope in it, makes everything smell nice....LOL
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