Thermal Paste

Am upgrading my athlon cpu and replacing the cooling fan at the same time.The fan I have bought has a pink thermal pad stuck to it, but the instructions say that this can be removed with white spirit, and the thermal paste supplied used instead. Which is better - the pink pad or thermal paste?

  MAJ 20:43 29 Sep 03

AMD recommend that you don't use thermal paste in the long term, use the pad.

  Djohn 20:48 29 Sep 03

MAJ is correct. With AMD you are better using the pads. Also do not use white spirits, or similar, [Too much oil residue] This is the correct cleaner to use. click here

This was my first post here, and boy am I impressed.Just three minutes to get a reply.Thanks MAJ and Djohn - will follow your advice.

  Djohn 21:09 29 Sep 03

Yes, sorry for the delay! MAJ was dealing with several other problems, and I was just my usual self. Slow at typing. ;o)

  MAJ 21:11 29 Sep 03

Djohn jests, as usual, ELECTRON99. Welcome to the forum. :-)

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