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Solved: Quick CPU / Heatsink question

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  1. Bernardo

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    Starting assembly on my i3 system today.....came with a heat sink. Haven't built a rig in awhile. The heatsink has mesh like looking material on it (not the same as the silver looking tape from the past that we've always been advised to peel off and apply goop :D ) ---- is this the same thing? Do I get rid of it, or is this adequate for cooling?

    TIA for any quick replies. I'm getting ready to rumble !!!!

    I googled around and found this:

    http://discussions.virtualdr.com/showthread.php?t=244080

    I won't be overclocking or doing anything that cpu intensive either...no gaming, etc.
     
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    Intel wouldn't apply it to their CPU's if it wasn't good, after all they do not want to do warranty replacements of failed processors and lose money.
     
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    (y) Thanks, yes I could figure that.....but, then I recall the past icky problem of getting it off :)

    Thanks again! Marking solved!


    As a side note, I've always thought that the warranties wouldn't be honored anyway :D how would you prove what?
     
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    Intel does honor their warranties. If the get a CPU or heatsink back without their thermal pad then they know its been removed.
     
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    So, are you saying that if it's removed, that could void the warranty?
     
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    That's what Intel says, or use too say. I think they generally only want the CPU returned for warranty anyway so if you clean off the CPU you should be fine - plus CPU's rarely fail anyway. The stock Intel cooling(heatsink, fan, thermal pad) are quite good. I overclocked my E6550 from 2.33Ghz to 3.33Ghz with the stock Intel solution which no overheating, I've since upgraded to a better(cooler looking heatsink) that only lowered the temps by a degree or two.
     
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    Ok, great! Thanks again! Have a great weekend!
     
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