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Old 12-31-2006, 10:09 PM   #1
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Processor Installation: What to do with the plastic cover?

happy new year 2007.

i am going to build a machine using gigabyte motherboard. the motherboard ships with a plastic protective cover placed at the processor socket.

after placing of the processor, what to do with the plastic cover? should i replace the plastic protective cover and place the heat sink over that plastic cover? or throw away the plastic cover and place the heat sink directly over the cpu?

please direct me what to do.
Old 12-31-2006, 10:34 PM   #2
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The heat sink / CPU cooler needs to make direct contact with the CPU. Use a thermal grease such as Arctic Silver on the CPU before you install the heat sink / CPU cooler. If your heat sink has some wax like substance on it then scrape that off. The Arctic Silver thermal grease replaces that brown wax like junk.

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Old 12-31-2006, 10:45 PM   #3
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thank you stress_junkie for your response. i am going to use intel heat sink, and it comes with a thermal paste layer, so i am not going to use any other grease.

the way i was confused because of the instruction given in gigabyte mainboard manual. it says, "after placing the processor, please replace the plastic cover and lock the lever." in this way, the cpu cannot get in touch with the heat sink. moreover, in excess heat, the processor may damage the plastic which is ultimately harmful to the machine.


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