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Feb 6, 2001
Just read the article "Back Door CPU Cooling: Iwill KK266" by Joe Citarella. In it, Joe states that thermal grease on the greenie is a big NO-NO. Can some one elaborate on this, why is it a problem?

I've been running a BX6R2 with a lapped and thermally greased greenie for about four months now. Do I need to remove the grease?
I think you misread it... he said there was no thermal grease and THAT was the NO NO. In other words thermal grease there is a good thing.

hmm, I put a blue orb on mine with thermal tape. No other way to attach it. Working well though.
Mac, your right of course. In my haste I saw:

"(BTW: *Put* NO thermal grease on the greenie over this chip - *This is* a REAL NO NO!)."

But if I had used the context of the article and a little common sense I would have seen:

(BTW: *There was* NO thermal grease on the greenie over this chip - *This is* a REAL NO NO!).

So much for composing a lucid, well thought out question for my first post to the forum!!!