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    Pre Applied Thermal Pads

    I think you're all gonna say "take it off" like I used to tell people, but HAS anyone used the defualt Thermal PAd on their heatsink with an Opteron or A64 cpu?

    I have the Arctic 5, I have the know-how and the skillz

    But what are the stadard thermal pads like? Cos they're stuck to every run of the mill heatsink even now in 2006.

    What do YOU do?

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    i left mine on, as i couldnt be bothered to get my Arctic 5 out, runs cool as anybody elses. mines the Asaka Amber hsf btw
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    I think they are ShinEtsu theraml pads and are high quality, I left mine on and my 754 runs at 2.5 which good for a Newcastle.

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    Yes. Just cos i didnt have any arctic to hand, the stuff on new athlons seems to be some kind of paste now anyway. It worked fine, got about 38/45 on a 3200 with good case airflow

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    the newer a64 pads seem to be pretty efficient imo... paste is always good but my Uncle is very pleased with his pads on a few of his oc projects...

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    It's Shin Etsu paste on AMD A64 Retail HSFs - not a pad at all.
    It's as good as you are going to get.

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    If you are running stock, stick it on, forget about it, probably good enough for small OC

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    Well... on the contrary, at first I thought my first A64's stock cooler thermal pad was so crap...

    50C load / 75C load.. then I found out it was a dodgy bios calibration... slapped on some Shinetsu, and 31C / 40C load on stock 3500+
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33
    I think you're all gonna say "take it off" like I used to tell people, but HAS anyone used the defualt Thermal PAd on their heatsink with an Opteron or A64 cpu?

    I have the Arctic 5, I have the know-how and the skillz

    But what are the stadard thermal pads like? Cos they're stuck to every run of the mill heatsink even now in 2006.

    What do YOU do?
    I use the defualt 'pad' on my X2, because anything else would void warrenty.

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    BLIMEY

    I was NOT expecting that! AT ALL!!

    Cheers guys

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    Only used the pad for a mates PC build - he's never had any overheating problems - this was on a P4 3.2Ghz (don't ask me what model ).

    I agree with the stock/small OC pov.
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