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Is any compound applied to core2duos or core2quads as standard?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by crEA-tEch, Nov 3, 2007.

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  1. crEA-tEch

    crEA-tEch Thread Starter

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    Is any compound applied to core2duos or core2quads as standard?

    My friend insists he had it applied to the cpu from the box.

    Im confused, as i know that sometimes the heatsink and fans come with it as standard, but not cpus?

    As i have orderd artic silver for my new pc, with a big heatsink and fan purchased too.. will i have to remove the compound from off the chip?

    Nick
     
  2. crEA-tEch

    crEA-tEch Thread Starter

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    Also.. (sorry!).. if there is a thermal pad on the cpu, how easy is it to get off before use? is it a case of picking it off with your nails before i put the artic silver on there?

    Thanks again!

    Nick
     
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    crEA-tEch Thread Starter

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    Bump! (so sorry)
     
  4. Rich-M

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    It just rubs right off...you could use a rag and isopropyl alcohol. Then put on a thin layer of arctic silver.
     
  5. Elf-stone

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    The thermal pad comes attached to the heatsink, not the CPU.

    This link gives you instructions on how to apply arctic silver to your Intel CPU.
    http://www.arcticsilver.com/ins_route_step2intelas5.html

    Core 2s do come with a black protective cap that has to be removed before you install the chip. Don't forget to take that off.
     
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