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Old 11-24-2007, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: Intel stock heatseak question on E6850

Somewhere on teh interweb jack typed:
> Hello,
> Does anyone know if the stock fan/heatsink has a clear plastic film
> covering the thermal compound at the base? If it does, I didn't remove
> it prior to installtion on the cpu. If it is there, did I damage the
> cpu running it this way? There was no mention of this in the sparse
> install doc that came with the cpu. But now I'm reading online threads
> that say it is attached. Also, whenever the heatsink is removed does
> it require a new thermal pad to be installed or can I just reuse what
> thermal compound is stuck to the base.

I've never seen a plastic film on a C2D HS but then again I've only seen a
couple. I think that, if one was on yours you would have seen it?

You can't re-use the TIM if you pull the CPU. You'll need to remove the old
stuff (meths and a rag will do it) and use some after-market thermal paste.


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