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New Processor and Mobo

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Raiten, Dec 20, 2004.

  1. Raiten

    Raiten Regular member

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    I did a search on this subject but couldn't find anything regarding it. I just bought a new processor, it came with a fan and heatsink. I know that i'm supposed to apply some Thermal Paste on the chip before placing the heatsink on it, but i don't have any and i'm not sure if anywhere in my town sells it. But the heatsink that i got with the processor has a gray patch that looks to be the thermal coating that i need, so would i still need to apply thermal paste onto the chip or will that gray patch be enough?

    Oh my processor is a Intel Pentium 4/ 3.2E GHz 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache, with Hyper Threading. And my mobo is DFI "LANPARTY PRO875B" i875P Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 if that helps.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    no, you don't need to put on some thermal grease as that black square is almost same thing just different material
     
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    Cool, thanks. That saves me more money and allows me to put it all together after i get off work. :D
     
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    good luck, teach & learn
     

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