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computermaker

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i bought a new heatsink it has a thermal pad on it but my cpu alrdy have artic silver 5 on it what should i do?
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Probably the easiest way to do it is scrap it off with something like a razor blade. Some people stick it in the freezer for about 10 mins or so, just to make sure its easier to come off, never had a problem though.
Oh forgot keep the blade flat as you can against it, so you don't scratch it up. Afterall, its new. :tazz:
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you could clean the cpu :tazz:
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i think it would be easyer to take the pad off the heatsink
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An alcohol pad will do the trick in 30-45 secs Otherwise you have way too much artic 5 on the cpu anyway
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isnt artic 5 better then a pad anyway?
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To be honest I have not seen any real difference in practice. I've read the specs and listen to all the techs and gamers but when you get right down to it in prctice I have not found any difference. All I do know is the pad gives me uniform contact and depending upn who put the paste on it may not and I have seen where there has been too much paste used and the cpu get fried because the paste has drip into the contacts.

when you get heads you always win .......have a goodnight

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i put a lil dab on the core and when u say it gets into the contacts u mean the pins on the bottom of the cpu?
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yes
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o i just put a lil dab u can barly see it on the core :\ lol is there anyway u can damage a cpu core? if so what would it look like
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Just use the pad that way you dont void the warranty we only really recomend using arctic silver 5 if there is something wrong with the temps you get with the thermal pad, you could just as easily replace the thermal pad, thermal pads are great if they are allready on saves you messing around and they are designed for the HSF to give good temps.
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Thank you warriorscot that is the definite answer! :tazz:
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ya but i have artic 5 on the chip and im afraid to clean it
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order some Artic cleaner off of newegg that stuff smells awesome and will clean nething of ur processor nd heatsink with ease.

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