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Is Dielectric grease absolutely necessary in the CPU socket when benching with a SS phase unit?

The benching sessions are a couple of hours tops then the CPU is removed from the board and the board is cleaned and prepared for another session a few days off.

I really hate placing the grease in the socket because of cleanup issues.
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From every guide Ive seen, and browsing different post, I think its not neccesary for just a bench session. Now for 24/7 use it would be, but since ur only looking at a couple hours u should be fine.
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post #3 of 7
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Thanks!

These were my thoughts also! Maybe a couple more of our resident experts could Also give their thoughts!
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I don't use any grease or insulation in the socket itself, as long as it is sealed in well & no air can get in there there should be no moisture issues.
    
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Originally Posted by Electroneng View Post
Is Dielectric grease absolutely necessary in the CPU socket when benching with a SS phase unit?

The benching sessions are a couple of hours tops then the CPU is removed from the board and the board is cleaned and prepared for another session a few days off.

I really hate placing the grease in the socket because of cleanup issues.
I've never used it! Just be sure to let the rig dry out before booting back up.
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post #6 of 7
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Thanks everyone for the advice.
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post #7 of 7
A guide was just posted today at Ninjalane about this.

http://www.ninjalane.com/Articles/Ge..._phase_install
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