Thermal Interface Material
Not sure if this thread is in the right place, as I am not sure I will be overclocking, but here it goes.
I am about to install my new processor, AMD 5600+ 2.9 GHZ Brisbane, which came with a heatsink and fan. On the heatsink is a square of the gel type TIM.
My question is should I use the material that came with the heatsink or should I scrape it off and go with something like Artic Silver.
I get the feeling from reading AMD's website that the material they provide will be sufficient, but for some reason I am hesitant.
I bought a third party cooler for my last AMD processor, but the warranty on the 5600 says I need to use the cooler AMD provided.
Artic Silver or the square gel patch that came with the cooler, what are your thoughts and experiences?
Stark Raving MOD
If you're using the stock heatsink and aren't going to overclock, then the stock thermal paste is fine.
Thanks for the reply.
I went ahead and used the stock TIM, system is up and running with no problems.
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