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    Noob cpu installation

    Hi Guys,

    Just a quick question.....

    Im about to install my cpu onto the motherboard but i dont have any thermal paste, is this essential? as none came with the processor, just the grey stuff on the underside of the heatsink.


    Cheers.

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    Re: Noob cpu installation

    the 'grey stuff' on ther underside is the thermal paste

    lots of people swear by after-market thermal paste as it is alot better than the standard stuff (generally) but the stock stuff is fine for normal usage etc.. but for O/Cing i would reccomend aftermarket

    but you DO need some thermal paste
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    Re: Noob cpu installation

    What heatsink is it?

    You need some yes.. it's very imporant. If it's the stock cooler or a freezer 7 pro it's pre-applied which that "grey stuff" is

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    Re: Noob cpu installation

    The cooler is from a QX9650, a friend gave it to me and said that it would cool better than the one supplied with my Q9450, they are both pre-applied.

    I thought i would check first in case i fried it lol.


    Cheers for fast responses guys

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    Re: Noob cpu installation

    Another quick question........

    I always envisaged the pins locking into place on the board, but is it just a case of the processor resting on the pins and then the cover over the top?

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    Re: Noob cpu installation

    there should be a lever at the side of the socket, lift the lever, and then place the CPU in, then put the lever down again.

    i'm presuming it will have a lever....
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    Re: Noob cpu installation

    Yeah older chips were how you described but now the pins are on the mobo and cpu rests on them. Just make sure it's actually in place, you dont want to put that cover down on it if it's not quite right. You will need to be quite unforgiving on the lever though.

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    Re: Noob cpu installation

    Yeh thats cool, probably just easier than i thought lol, thanks.

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    Re: Noob cpu installation

    ooh yeah, i forgot that 775 has the little boxey thingy ma bob cover

    if your still unsure THIS may help
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