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Pentium 4 stock thermal paste with aluminium sheet in it?

post #1 of 8
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i was taking apart an old pentium 4 board and took the cpu cooler off and found this inside the thermal paste does anyone know what it is? or is it a mistake?


post #2 of 8
Not really sure about this one... confused.gif looks like it was supposed to be there. That reminds me of this thread....

http://www.overclock.net/t/1076571/how-to-install-your-intel-extreme-edition-heat-sink/0_50
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post #3 of 8
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the weird thing is that it have thermal paste on both sides and its not plastic or anything that ive seen come on a heatsink
post #4 of 8
protect mating surface from scratches maybe? just was never taken off?
    
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I saw the some thing when i took off a heatsind from a celeron D
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post #6 of 8
Maybe it was to compensate for some difference. I don't know what the physical characteristics of socket 423 (early Pentium 4's) compared to socket 478, maybe a spacer was needed fora heatsink to be compatible with both, or maybe it was just to compensate from surface irregularities on the CPU's IHS.
 
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post #7 of 8
Give it a wash under some cold running water - it might be a winning lottery number!
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i have the exact same thing. cos i replaced the hard old TIM with new, computer booted but then randomly turned off, havent played with it since altho is really old and could be nothing to do with me redoing paste, gpu made a rattling noise think fan is almost bust.
anyways sorry no idea what its for but yeah i had exact same thing
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