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Rookie question bout mountin&#39 my FOP-32!

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Hey all,

Got my FOP-32 on the cheap from a reseller. It's got no docs so I was wondering how I go about mounting the damn thing. I saw how I need to be careful with the mounting bracket, I guess my real question is do I need the square of mounting tape(I guess that's what that **** is) or should I pull it off and use mounting grease? My thanks in advance!


Big Mike

Senior Head of Import Performance
Dec 17, 2000
Fort Wayne, IN
Id remove the pad and go with a really thin coat of thermal compound. If you have an athlon/duron be super careful or you'll mash your chip, you might want to even use a different heat sink clip. Make sure you get it as flat as possible before pulling the clip on (a second set of hands helps).