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Just bought a new processor


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racinmason001

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-OK- I just bought a pentium 4 2.0ghz socket 478 processor and I would like if someone could give me a little walk trough on removing the old celeron and installing the new P4.I have an eMachines Trigem Imperial-GV Motherboard I've reasearched and it is compatible.
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What is your Emachines model? ex. Emachine M781, Emachine E33
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I have eMachines model #T2792.I also downloaded the motherboard owners manual and in the processor installation chapter it says nothing about thermal grease why is it important?If the owners manual says nothing about it why do I need it?

Edited by racinmason001, 04 October 2005 - 01:11 AM.

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wikipedia:

"Thermal grease's primary purpose in computing is to substitute for the constructional imperfections of a heatsink's surface. When applied in appropriate quantities, it fills the tiny pits and grooves thereby increasing the amount of surface-to-surface contact with the CPU"

it'll also be good to clean off the old thermal grease if any of it has gotten stuck under the heatsink. too much thermal grease is bad too so apply moderately.
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You have to use thermal grease no matter what man. It will get too hot and can burn up your cpu.
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cpu+thermal grease paste or pad+heatsink= :)

cpu+heatsink and no thermal grease=BOOOOM!!!!!!!= :tazz:
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