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Old 12-15-2006, 01:53 PM   #1
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I've just got my replacement processor today!!! Quick question because i'm installing this one myself. I wasn't sure about the thermal compound. It is a retail e6600 with fan and heatsink. It didn't come with any thermal compound but under the heatsink there are 3 blackish looking spots about 1 inch long and a half inch wide. I'm guessing this would be the thermal paste correct?
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3 blackish looking spots?... Hmm...

I'm guessing so though, yeah. When placing the heatsink on, move it around to spread the paste across the entire surface, and then lock it into place.
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Well it maybe a bit more grayish than black. So before locking the fan in just kind of slide it back and forth on top of the cpu a little bit?
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Ah, yeah, its right then

Yep, just slide it so that its spread all around the CPU die. A few couple of movements should do it, and then lock it.
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Alright thanks for the help. I was thinking the first one I got had a tube included.
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No problems

When your first power it up, go into BIOS (Del at bootup), and wait a few minutes, and check the temperatures (Most BIOS's allow you to so this).
If the CPU stabalises at a rather low temperature and doesn't go up anymore, then the heatsink and paste is working as it should
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ill be installing a cpu soon what is a stable temp 30 c?
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Depends on the processor you are getting. They all have different operating temperatures.

The new Core 2 Duo's should run as cool as AMD 64's, so around 30 degrees C is about right
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ALright i've got it all running now! As for the temp my Asus AI booster says its running at 17 degrees C. My heat sensor is reading in at about 27 degrees C. However its also on the heatsink so i'm not sure which is more accurate.
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the 27C is more accurate.
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