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How to Apply Thermal Interface Material (TIM)

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Thermal Interface Material (TIM) provides efficient thermal exchange between the processor Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) and the fan-heatsink. Proper installation of the TIM is crucial to the success of the processor and fan-heatsink integration process.

When is additional TIM not required?

When is reapplication of TIM required?

Where can I purchase TIM?

How to apply TIM

Related topics
Processor Installation video for the LGA1156, LGA1155, and LGA1150 sockets
Installation and integration of LGA1150 socket processors
Installation and integration of LGA1155 socket processors
Installation and integration of LGA1156 socket processors
Installation and integration of LGA2011 socket processors

This applies to:

Intel® Celeron® Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i3 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Core™2 Duo Desktop Processor
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processors
Intel® Pentium® D Processor
Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Pentium® Processor for Desktop
Intel® Xeon® Processor 3000 Sequence

Solution ID: CS-030329
Last Modified: 13-Oct-2014
Date Created: 17-Mar-2009
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