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Is the thermal interface material the little square of fibre in the middle of the heatsink?

Edited by Pocketknifesown, 30 June 2005 - 11:03 PM.

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On the stock hsf it is you remove the plastic if you arent sire about the installation on the amd website there are videos of it.
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Im just wondering what the little material square on the bottom of the heatsink that came with the cpu is. There is plastic covering the bottom of the heatsink. The instructions which came with the cpu are unspecific as to wether or not the heatsink comes with a thermal interface.

Edited by Pocketknifesown, 01 July 2005 - 04:11 AM.

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Is it an AMD pib because if it is you remove the plastic and thats the thermal material underneath if you go to one of the pinned topics above it will link you to a website that has what you need to know and also for the videos as well i think.
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Thanks for telling me about that.

I think that guide will proove invaluable :tazz:
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Hmm the guy in the walkthrough is using a very different heatsink to mine.
Are you mean to remove that little sticker thing that comes stock on the stock heatsink and apply thermal paste provided with the motherboard?
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well you can remove the pad but there isnt much point you should use it if its on. is it a new hsf a non Amd one because if it was a non pad one it would have paste with it, you have to remove the plastic anyway. If so read the manual but if it has a pad on the bottom you remove the plastic and instal the hsf go on the amd website http://www.amd.com/u.....^6678,00.html and they have some videos that might help you its using an older cpu and hsf but it will show you what the pad looks like at least.
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Hmm well its the stock heatsink/fan that came in the pib. So I assume that the material on the heatsink is thermal interface compound I was just apprehensious as the material appears to have the same pattern as that of the cotton interweaving on a bed sheet. I thought that all heat intergace materials where meant to be perfectly flat.
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Well in that case it definatley is thermal material as it comes on the bottom of the pib heatsink when you get it you just remove the plastic and use the hsf, or alternatively if you want you can use some other thermal material you just remove the pad.
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Ok well i've built the computer and done all that and it's been up for a couple of days, windows is installed it seems to be stable i've had it running games and downloading and stuff and it has been perfect.

One problem though is the bios is reporting cpu temp as 30 - 32 degrees celsius. Now I got that msi core program that tells you cpu temp and another program that does pretty much the same thing now BOTH of them are reporting the cpu temp as 127 degrees celsius. Now this scared the [bleep] out of me for a few seconds but then simple logic kicked in if it was running that hot it would have burned out by now and i would have smelled something. Can anyone tell me why those programs are giving those readings I mean as far as i know nothing on the motherboard should ever get anywhere near those temps.

Can someone please help me out here.

Edited by Pocketknifesown, 15 July 2005 - 03:06 AM.

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Update them ive got the core center software and its fine for me but there is an update for it. Use msi live update and update your bios as well.
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