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THE AMD XP CHIP is this ok?

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triflux

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I got my AMD XP 2000 chip not to long ago right. Well I had a few questions for you guys.

For one there is a orange retail sticker on the front of the AMD chip should I just take this off?

Two I bought a COOLERMASTER Cpu cooler with a heatsink it looks to be pretty badass but I was wondering if I needed more thermal paste?

Three You know on the corners of the AMD chip those like black dots. Should they be kept there and will they get in the way of my heatsink?


thanks I am just scared to put it all together
 

Wa11y

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Any heatsink needs some sort of thermal transfer compound, such as thermal paste. It helps fill in the little imperfections on the heatsink and core.

And those black pads keep the heatsink level. It would be best to leave them on, to prevent you from cracking your core.
 

cw823

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And that orange sticker.....i'd pull it off.....but SAVE IT. If you for any reason ever need to return that processor, I'm sure you will need that sticker.
 

cw823

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triflux said:
thanks alot guys I know my questions may seem newbie like but thanks! helped me alot


Never worry about it. You are why we're here.
 

Cluster

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A little tip on the thermal paste. Don't put too much, you only need a thin layer, i have heard of ppl putting too much on and it having a negative effect. You'll know you put to much if you put the HSF (Heatsink & Fan) on, then take it off are there is a lots of thermal paste on the side of the core. If you're looking for good thermal paste, Arctic Silver II or III seems to be some of the best stuff, The price is around 10-13 bucks for a tube of it.

A little word of caution when putting on the HSF. Not to scare you but people have managed to crack the core on the processor. Make sure when putting it on that the base of the HSF is flat and level with the processor, this will prevent any chipping on the edges. Another option is to use a shim. It puts a safety cushion between the HSF and the core as to prevent any cracking or chipping. Just be careful with it, i've taken mine off dozens of times and have yet to leave any marks on the core.
 
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triflux

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thanks for the words of advise I Will be very careful I just want to get this done with. I am kind of nervous because I bought a coolermaster heatsink/fan and I am not sure how much pressue I will have to put on it to get it on there.

The coolermaster comes with a layer of thermal paste under it already is that enough?
 

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triflux said:
thanks for the words of advise I Will be very careful I just want to get this done with. I am kind of nervous because I bought a coolermaster heatsink/fan and I am not sure how much pressue I will have to put on it to get it on there.

The coolermaster comes with a layer of thermal paste under it already is that enough?
ahhh nooo!
dont use the included thermal padd/paste it sux hardcore.
go get some arctic silver 3 :)
 

Wa11y

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triflux said:
thanks alot guys I know my questions may seem newbie like but thanks! helped me alot

Of course they're newbie questions. But we were all newbies at one point. Being a newbie is nothing to be ashamed of. Gotta start somewhere, neh?