View Full Version : AMD K7 750 with cooling fan installation help

11-24-2000, 03:00 AM
I just bought a K7 750 and a separte cooling fan that goes with it. The cooling fan comes with that white thermal compound paste. How do i apply that paste? I never did this before. Can sombody help me?

Paleo Pete
11-24-2000, 08:52 AM
Smear a little onto the heatsink with your finger, then install the heatsink. The old Brylcream song is appropriate here, "A little dab'll do ya". Only a thin film is needed, too much can actually impede heat transfer, so use a small amount. In general a blob a bit smaller than a pencil eraser is more than enough.

I usually twist the heatsink around a bit before connecting the holding clamps to make sure it spreads, and is contacting as much of both heatsink and CPU as possible. Only very light pressure is needed.

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11-25-2000, 05:31 PM
Pete is correct. Apply it like you would suntan lotion. You want a thin whie layer. To much will actually INSULATE the heat! Generally one little pcket of that stuff will do for half a dozen CPUs. All it needs to do is seal the air gap. Later...

By the way, if your heat sink has that rubber strip on it. Remove it.

Chad Wilson
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