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How to install the stock fan on i3 2100?

post #1 of 11
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Hi

Can someone link a guide or something on best method to apply thermal paste? There were a few different ways and I'm not sure how to go about doing it lol. I'm quite a noob @ this

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small, grain of rice sized blob in the centre and push it on all you need to do.
     
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The thermal paste should already be stuck onto the copper part of the heatsink. Just push it onto your CPU and push down the pins and you should be good to go.
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post #4 of 11
Pea dot in the middle.

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oh my friend told me to buy this arctic paste thing. is that better than the goo they have put on the fan already? Just wondering because i bought that too lol :S
    
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post #6 of 11
It depends which thermal paste is applied already, to save your time just apply the on that is on heat sink already.
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post #7 of 11
Intel comes with Shin Etsu pre applied.
One of the best TIMs out there.
post #8 of 11
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ah ok. is the stock paste good though? i read that the arctic one is better than the stock one. i spent 10 bucks on it already

ah all right then. what's shin etsu and TIM? if that's good thermal poaste then i just won't tell this to my dad then!
    
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post #9 of 11
Its already on there don’t use two kinds.

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post #10 of 11
Shin Etsu is a brand of TIM.
TIM = Thermal Interface Material.
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