• Guest, The rules for the P & N subforum have been updated to prohibit "ad hominem" or personal attacks against other posters. See the full details in the post "Politics and News Rules & Guidelines."
  • Community Question: What makes a good motherboard?

P4 Processors Retail Boxes?

dbwillis

Banned
Mar 19, 2001
2,307
0
0
NO, the heatsinks have some thermal tape on the bottom of them, your better off getting an 'aftermarket' tube of thermal paste and removing the Intel thermal pad and using the paste...
 

Duvie

Elite Member
Feb 5, 2001
16,215
0
71
The thermal pad and stock cooling is penty sufficient to run at stock speed...Are you planning on ocing??? If so then who cares you already voided the warranty and likely will need better ocing if you want to push it to its limit. (reasonable vcore that is)
 

oldfart

Lifer
Dec 2, 1999
10,207
0
0
I think 3.0 and up come with a copper core aluminum HS and a tube of thermal grease. 2.8 and down are aluminum with the pad.
 

Overkast

Senior member
Aug 1, 2003
337
0
0
Great, thanks for the input guys.

No, I'm not going to overclock so I'll be fine with the thermal pad & stock HSF.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY