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Old Jun 29, 2004, 08:32 PM   #1
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Default Thermal Grease or Thermal Pad?

I am building this system myself, but I dont know what to use thermal grease or thermal pad. AMD website ssays to use thermal Pad for long term processor use. Thermal paste is only for short term use.

I have only thermal grease (paste) at my home. Should I shell out for a thermal pad or should I stick with thermal grease? Honestly I dont wanna shell out some extra bucks for thermal pad, but if it is neccessary....

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Default Re: Thermal Grease or Thermal Pad?

Thermal Grease Is better and I don't think that it is only for short term use. I don't understand how it would loose it's effectiveness. Try using Arctic Silver 5.
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Default Re: Thermal Grease or Thermal Pad?

Get some AS-5 or Ceramique.
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Default Re: Thermal Grease or Thermal Pad?

I would trust the paste over the pad because I would Imagein that something like as5 would be better at stopping corrosion and if you feel that its not good enough you can just reseat it.
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