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Old 10-07-2004, 02:24 AM   #11
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I take it we wont be seeing you lovely p4 soon then :P
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Old 10-07-2004, 01:06 PM   #12
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Never replace the thermal paste, if it is done correctly. Most people use WAY TOO MUCH!!!

The thermal paste should be just to fill in any unsmooth surface, so that the heatsink is in TOTAL contact with the cpu with no air bubbles.

If you use anything more then 1/16 of a pea size, then you are using WAY TOO MUCH!!!

The best contact is metal to ceramic, and since the cermic on the cpu is not ground smooth you have the ability to trap air in between the heatsink and cpu.

Transfer the heat to the heatsink, not the paste.

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Old 10-07-2004, 02:13 PM   #13
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I beleive at some point you must replace the paste
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