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Athlon 64 3500 cpu Retail

Postby dellboy on Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:43 pm

hi,
Can anybody tell me if the retail cpu as mentioned above comes with
heatsink compound already applied , or do i need to apply compound
to the cpu myself.
thank,
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Postby Ian on Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:47 pm

Retail CPU's almost always come with heat sink compound or a pad. In most cases a pad.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:11 pm

they will come with a pad already on the heatsink, you just have to peel the protective plastic covering it before you install the heatsink

just follow the install instructions to the T and you'll be allright

unless you want to go with a aftermarket heatsink:

http://www.tomshardware.com/cpu/20041213/index.html

i have the all copper 7700 in my rig and damn does it cool, idle my cpu is at 77F
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