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Old April 13, 2010, 05:35 PM
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Default Thermal Pad vs. Thermal paste?

Maybe this is the wrong forum, but I am looking for help trying to decide what to do. I've had to replace the CPU fan on my in-laws machine and when removing it noticed the heatsink was VERY loose and sloppy so I took it off too and figured I'd just put it back on with some new thermal paste. However, when reading the instructions I notice AMD recommends that a thermal pad be used in the Duron ships. Has anybody any experience with this? Can I just proceed with the paste? And if so, any tips on evenly spreading it on the chip?

Thanks in advance!

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