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Opteron 146 and Arctic Silver

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by craigyboytaz, 3 Mar 2006.

  1. craigyboytaz


    Joined: 1 Mar 2006

    Posts: 71

    N00b alert!!

    Sorry fo rthis dumbass question, but I have been 'laptopping' for a good few years now, so have missed out on a good bit of desktop development, would be greatful if someone could help with the following:

    If using AS paste, do I have to take the cover off the chip itself?

    And is IHS the correct term for the cover?
  2. Borden


    Joined: 14 Jul 2005

    Posts: 3,808

    Location: Derby

    Do you mean take off the metal top? No, you don't have to. People only normally do that when using phase change. Just wack the AS straight on ;)
  3. craigyboytaz


    Joined: 1 Mar 2006

    Posts: 71

    sweet dawg!

    thanks for not laughing! :D
  4. dunno

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Mar 2003

    Posts: 1,800

    Location: Scotland

    only stick on a rice size blob of Arctic Silver on the middle of the processor
  5. loltim


    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

    Posts: 14,605

    Location: Wellington, NZ

    and water:cool:
  6. spoonz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 May 2004

    Posts: 2,218


    rub AS into the bottom of heatsink (very small amount) to fill out the very very msall imperfections in the metal.

    then put a wafer and I mean wafer thin coating on the IHS.
  7. geeza


    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

    Posts: 9,212

    My freezer64pro came with one of those pads but i still put as5 on. Only a bit and the pad combined with as5 made stuff crap out over the edge. I just rolled a ear bud stick next to it and it cleans it nicely!
  8. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

    Posts: 2,186

    lol, that defeats the object of AS5. You were supposed to clean off the old thermal pad :p