Thermal grease or pad or...

Swishboy

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My HSF came with a thermal pad. But I have some thermal grease. Would the grease or pad do better? I have an Athlon XP 2100.
 

Zim Hosein

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First off, welcome to the forums Swishboy :)

Thermal grease is better than the thermal pad that comes w/ HS's. Hope this helps :)
 

J3anyus

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Scrape off the pad with an old credit card or something else made of plastic, and then apply the grease. If you scrape off the pad with something metal, you're likely to scrape the heatsink and ruin its efficiency.