View Full Version : Heatsink & AMD Athalon 64s

06-16-2005, 03:27 AM
I just had to buy a new processor & mobo for a pc at work. For the processor, I got an AMD Athalon 64 2800+ Socket 754 processor (with the shiny black top :)). So, do I need thermal paste between it and the heatsink/fan like the old style amd processors, or will it do fine without it as the processor itself is not sticking out? Please respond fast, cause I need to get out of the office soon...Thanks in advance!


06-16-2005, 03:52 AM
Oops, looks like there is thermal paste already on the heatsink included with the chip itself! Sorry for the wasted thread...

Kid Charming
06-16-2005, 04:03 AM
If you've got it available, you'd be better off replacing the paste that came with the sink -- it's usually not that good.

06-16-2005, 09:53 AM
Yeah I've heard a few problems regarding overheating when using the standard AMD cooling paste and heatsink/fan which comes with the processors. Coolmaster are pretty good :)