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Originally Posted by kcuestag;13494916 
You could clean it with alcohol and toilet paper if you want, but it's not really needed if you don't see any fingerprints.

I don't recommend this. Paper towels hold together a lot better when wet.
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Originally Posted by kcuestag;13494916 
You could clean it with alcohol and toilet paper if you want, but it's not really needed if you don't see any fingerprints.

I see some marks, like two circles and a line...but they don't look like fingerprints. They're not shiny but dark and factory looking.

Is it normal for there to be factory marks on new CPUs? I just would like to know so I don't have any problems later. Save time with proper thinking/planning. wink.gif
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I personally always install heatsinks/waterblocks outside of the case, so for a beginner I would suggest you do the same.

Also, i've found the best way for applying thermal paste is to apply it onto the cpu/gpu in an "X" shape, so that when you install the heatsink, the paste spreads out and covers the entire IHS. I've used the pea method plenty of times, and more likely than not, it will not cover the entire IHS. Some people consider it overkill but I think it is wise to do.
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I don't recommend this. Paper towels hold together a lot better when wet.

Papel towels work better, I've always used toilet paper from experience, never had a problem, but surely paper towels are a better choice. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf;13494965 
I see some marks, like two circles and a line...but they don't look like fingerprints. They're not shiny, dark and factory looking.

Is it normal for there to be factory marks on new CPUs? I just would like to know so I don't have any problems later. Save time with proper thinking/planning. wink.gif

Just save yourself a future hassle and clean it up. smile.gif
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I personally always install heatsinks/waterblocks outside of the case, so for a beginner I would suggest you do the same.

Also, i've found the best way for applying thermal paste is to apply it onto the cpu/gpu in an "X" shape, so that when you install the heatsink, the paste spreads out and covers the entire IHS. I've used the pea method plenty of times, and more likely than not, it will not cover the entire IHS. Some people consider it overkill but I think it is wise to do.

With a heavy cooler like the Silver Arrow, the best option IMHO is a pea size drop in the middle of the CPU and it will extend it's self once you put some pressure with the cooler. smile.gif

That's just me though. biggrin.gif
    
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Just save yourself a future hassle and clean it up

OK. I'm gonna just use a tiny bit of alcohol (50% Isopropyl), not enough to drip, and then wipe it dry.

justarealguy suggested I do only the edges. The circles seem to be in the middle. Is it OK to wipe the whole top?
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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf;13495036 
OK. I'm gonna just use a tiny bit of alcohol (50% Isopropyl), not enough to drip, and then wipe it dry.

justarealguy suggested I do only the edges. The circles seem to be in the middle. Is it OK to wipe the whole top?

Yes it is fine, you're meant to clean the whole top whenever you remove a cooler and have thermal paste left on it. tongue.gif

I'm off to sleep now (3AM) but I'm sure others will help you out, they're all great. cheers.gif

If you still have some questions when I wake up, I'll gladly help you out! wink.gif
    
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Thank you so much for your help. Have a nice sleep. smile.gif

I'm gonna clean it and put the fan on now. kungfu.gif
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Thank you, enjoy building the PC, that's the most fun part for me! Also enjoy it once it's finished! wink.gif
    
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Hmmmm. A little bit confused with putting together the Silver Arrow. The manual has setups for three different kinds of motherboards: 775, 1156, 1366. I'm using the P8P67 Deluxe; I'm not sure which one it is.

Could someone tell me which setup I should use?

You can download the manual here. It's Step 2.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 5/13/11 at 6:23pm
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