By: Matt (IP: 137.113.30.*)
Written on: 23-03-2005 22:00
I am facing the same problem right now... Thought I'd make another to try and catch the attention another, more experienced builder.
By: Tillmann (IP: 83.121.36.*)
Written on: 24-03-2005 01:51
seems to become a frequently asked question - I would add information about this topic in the "thermal interface material" section, but it's already there ;-) .
Let me quote:
"These pads are typically only suitable for one-time installation; if you uninstall the heatsink, e.g. in case of a CPU upgrade, the pad must be removed from the heatsink and replaced by thermal compound."
Once the pad has melted an the heatsink was uninstalled afterwards, it's unlikely to form an even surface once reinstalled. So, remove the remains of the pad (scratch it off, or use rubbing alcohol), and apply a thin layer of quality thermal compound.
By: LEERON296 (IP: 81.1.74.*)
Written on: 20-06-2005 18:41
I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM
DONT DONT USE THE THERMEL PAD YOU GOT WITH THE HEAT SINK ,GO BUY NORMALL THERMALL COMPOUND AND POT A VERY THIN LAYER,THE BEST YOU CAN BUY IS ARTIC SILVER AND IT NOT EXPSENSIVE AT ALL