Originally Posted by steveo42024
Just took out a 3200 form a laptop and was wondering does it need those pads on the cpu like a athlon does before I put on the hsf?
Originally Posted by metalman2785
No you don't need the pads, but to make good contact with the die you might want to sand down those 4 yellow bumbs on the yellow cpu retention socket. I had to do it with both my mobile chips to get good contact.
Sorry I didn't realize you were using water cooling, if you are still using the retention bracket sand down the bumps, if not you should be able to get good contact with your water block.