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    installing a cpu????

    need some help kiddies and kiddites,

    Im giving my mate my old motherboard, nforce 2 with geforce 4 mx and onboard sound. However his old system was a Tiny Pentium 4, will the power supply work with my mobo??

    and ive ordered him a 1600 duron to use on the motherboard along with a cheapo fan and heatsink (6 quid), does this come with the thermal paste or do need to buy it seperately.

    im a noob at installing motherboards and cpu's so i need the help

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    Well if it was a P4, it should easily power that Athlon. Most heatsinks come with really crap thermal interface material - the best thing to expect is a sachet of "birdrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish" type TIM. If you have any better stuff lying around, use that instead, otherwise - well, it's not the end of the world.
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    thanks,

    tho ive heard birdrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbish is good luck
    "The less you eat, drink and buy books; the less you go to the theatre, the dance hall, the public house; the less you think, love, theorise, sing, paint, fence, etc., the more you save – the greater becomes your treasure which neither moths nor rust will devour – your capital. The less you are, the less you express your own life, the more you have, the greater is your alienated life, the greater is the store of your estranged being." Karl Marx

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    artic silver (whatever the latest is), a heatsink not too heavy and with 3 stick things so it don't fall of, nice smooth coating of AS on the core, go easy on the placement of hsf and watch the static, it can't be too hard (which'll be why i got someone else to do mine...)

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    I hate the clip on heatsinks, twice I've slipped with the screwdriver and rammed into the mobo, but luckily never done any damage!

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    *claps* i've got a volcano 7+ currently on and apparently it's hard as he11 to get off. so it's staying put for now, even with the 63C temp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Al
    I hate the clip on heatsinks, twice I've slipped with the screwdriver and rammed into the mobo, but luckily never done any damage!
    I always put a card below where I'm clipping - if I slip, the plastic takes it not he mobo.

    I like the protective strip on my Gigabyte mobo though.
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    when installing new heatsinks is best to do it on a flat surface that way there is a minimum risk of damage and u dont end up bending the mb when its in the case!

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