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What TIM does AMD allow under warranty if you need to reapply TIM? I'd go with as5, but if I ever have to return the proc under warranty I'd like to be able to say I was using something that is under warranty .
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Replacing Thermal compound technically does Woid your warranty with AMD but seriously i would like to know how AMD will know and plus they wont be that picky. TIM is ( Thermal Interface material ) same as Thermal compound really just a different way of saying it. AS5 will do you a treat though as its great stuff so i do reccomend it.
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TIM stands for Thermal Interface Material. Its the stuff that goes between the CPU die and the Intergrated heat spreader. The second you crack that CPU open your warrenty is a goner. AMD wont even look at it.
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post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by The_Jester
TIM stands for Thermal Interface Material. Its the stuff that goes between the CPU die and the Intergrated heat spreader. The second you crack that CPU open your warrenty is a goner. AMD wont even look at it.
I'm well aware of what it stands for, and well aware of it's purpose. TIM goes between the IHS and Heatsink as well. You needn't correct me if you don't know what you are talking about.

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Replacing Thermal compound technically does Woid your warranty with AMD but seriously i would like to know how AMD will know and plus they wont be that picky. TIM is ( Thermal Interface material ) same as Thermal compound really just a different way of saying it. AS5 will do you a treat though as its great stuff so i do reccomend it.
AMD has a site that lists capable replacement heatsinks here. Surely if you use one of those it shouldn't void your warranty, considering that they are saying they are fine to use with their procs, and you need TIM. So, surely there is som TIM they support, no?
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AMD has a site that lists capable replacement heatsinks here. Surely if you use one of those it shouldn't void your warranty, considering that they are saying they are fine to use with their procs, and you need TIM. So, surely there is som TIM they support, no?
Well in there Warranty they cant cover you for damage done to there products done by other manufaturer products such as different heatsinks and TIM. But not all is lost as if your CPU ever dies then when you send it off to RMA it you need to makesure you have all the original packaging and the stock heatsink and you will be ok.
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Well in there Warranty they cant cover you for damage done to there products done by other manufaturer products such as different heatsinks and TIM. But not all is lost as if your CPU ever dies then when you send it off to RMA it you need to makesure you have all the original packaging and the stock heatsink and you will be ok.
Righto. They say to clean off the TIM from the heatsink and ihs before you remove the processor anyway, so i guess there is no way to tell.
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How do you remove the IHS? I know it is a noobish question, but I just wanted to know.
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post #8 of 19
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How do you remove the IHS? I know it is a noobish question, but I just wanted to know.
http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=ihs+removal
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Righto. They say to clean off the TIM from the heatsink and ihs before you remove the processor anyway, so i guess there is no way to tell.
I think you may be confused between removing the thermal compound between the CPU core and the IHS, and the thermal compound between the IHS and Heatsink.
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Just so you know... you've already voided your warranty if you installed the cpu yourself. It clearly says that the CPU must be handled and installed by a "professional" or else your warranty is void. Now, if you were actually following the warranty, you would go down to an AMD certified comptuer shop and have the "professionals" install whatever gunk they will on your CPU just so you can keep the warranty. The point is... AMD will never/can never know unless you tell them, so just go right ahead and put some good AS5 on there.
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