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Can i remove my old heatsink from the cpu?

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Jul 24, 2001
I have in duron 750, that came with the good ol' standard cooler. I want to remove it to install a better one. My installation guide says i cannot do this because of the "phase-change thermal adhesive present betwin the cpu and the heatsink cannot be reused".
If i can remove it, what heatsink should i use ? (im thinking in the GlobalWin FOP38).
Do i have to buy thermal compound also? What type?



Senior Member
Apr 21, 2001
You could re-use the thermal compound, but it would just be easier and better to get some Arctic Silver II. Svcompucycle.com has them on sale for $3.99 and it does wonders. AthlonOC has a pretty comprehensive round-up of some good heatsinks here


Inactive Pokémon Moderator
Jun 20, 2001
Vancouver, WA
What they are talking about is the thermal tape on the bottom of the heat sink. If you get a good heat sink (don't ask me which.. I haven't got one yet...) you would want thermal compound like arctic silver 2 to make it work the best. You could buy some more of that tape, but the people here at the forums seem to dislike the stuff.