artic silver - question


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Darryl

Greetings,
I had to remove my PIII from my BX133 motherboard. This required
separation of the heatsink from the processor. It previously had a thermal
pad connecting the heatsink to the processor. When I re-install the
processor
into the motherboard , and the heatsink to the processor, I've been told to
remove the thermal 'old' thermal pad, and use artic silver. When I went to
the artic silver website, it indicated that the thermal pads had wax which
melts into the surface of the heatsink.

Should I use artic silver in the above instance ? Or should I buy a new
thermal
pad ?

thanks in advance,
Darryl
 
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spodosaurus

Darryl said:
Greetings,
I had to remove my PIII from my BX133 motherboard. This required
separation of the heatsink from the processor. It previously had a thermal
pad connecting the heatsink to the processor. When I re-install the
processor
into the motherboard , and the heatsink to the processor, I've been told to
remove the thermal 'old' thermal pad, and use artic silver. When I went to
the artic silver website, it indicated that the thermal pads had wax which
melts into the surface of the heatsink.

Should I use artic silver in the above instance ? Or should I buy a new
thermal
pad ?

thanks in advance,
Darryl
Either. Just clean off the old pad thoroughly before applying the new
pad or the thermal paste (the paste does NOT have to be Arctic Silver,
that's only one option).

Ari

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F

Forrest

I agree .. any paste will do. Lighter fluid is about the best thing I've
found for cleaning residue off of things. It works great on that crap left
on other things when you remove the price label.
 
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spodosaurus

Forrest said:
I agree .. any paste will do. Lighter fluid is about the best thing I've
found for cleaning residue off of things. It works great on that crap left
on other things when you remove the price label.
I use a CLEAN rag (one that has been used for nothing else, and is
discarded afterwards) and acetone to scrape off the remaining thermal
pad material or wipe of the thermal paste. I'm very thorough and
careful, so I often use a large-ish rag with so that I can put acetone
on different parts of it and continue rubbing with a clean area. Then,
to get dust and residue off, I use an injection site alcohol swab just
before the application of the new thermal paste. Whenever the CPU/HS
interface is moved even a bit, I remove and reapply the thermal paste.

Ari


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Are you registered as a bone marrow donor? You regenerate what you
donate. You are offered the chance to donate only if you match a person
on the recipient list. Visit www.marrow.org or call your local Red Cross
and ask about registering to be a bone marrow donor.

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