Hi. I’m Allen and welcome to Expert Village.
Today I’m going to show you how to build your very own personal computer. What you’re going
to do is you’re going to get your CPU, which actually this one’s in here already, but it’s
going to come in the box so you’ll take it out of the box and like I said it’ll either
look like this or something smaller depending on the CPU that you decided to get. And you’ll
see that right here there is either an arrow or you see how it’s indented and missing some
of the prongs, if you look at that and if you look at it right here on the socket you’ll
see how it’s only going to line up the one way. So pretty much nice and easy if I just
go ahead and drop it in place, falls right in place. And depending on the CPU that you
have, you’ll be able to either locks it in place with a bar like this or there’s a couple
other type of designs that they have. So it locks right in place. CPU is on the board
now. And that’s pretty much ready to go. The next thing you’re going to do is actually
install the heat sink, which comes with the CPU. Of course if you buy the OEM version
sometimes they don’t or they’re not as good as a heat sink. You can always buy additional
third party ones. Depending on how cool you want your system to run. Now I usually buy
the actual retail versions of the chips. Either AMD or Intel because they come with a better
warranty. And they come with the thermal cooler and the fan and everything so your pretty
much good to go with the heat sink that comes with it. Now for the most part they all work
differently. Some of them actually snap into the sides here. Some of them click on. Now
this one, pretty much what your going to do is your going to line up the different holes,
right there as you see, it’s going to click right on there. And put it on. And let’s do
the right side there. Just be careful. And then pretty much this side even though…
And then that’s going to be ready to go. O.k. Next we’re going to go ahead and install the
power supply.

How to Build a Custom PC Computer : Installing the CPU
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80 thoughts on “How to Build a Custom PC Computer : Installing the CPU

  • February 12, 2008 at 6:02 pm
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    helpful guide!
    thanks.

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  • February 21, 2008 at 11:14 am
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    He forgot to show the Thermal Paste

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  • March 11, 2008 at 4:17 pm
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    i disagree, you can buy whatever chemicals you want to remove the pad, and then buy some thermal paste, but

    as long as the pad is thin, has a similar thermal conductivity than the metal, and the HS does not need lapping, your good.

    the only purpose of the pad/paste is to fill in molecular gaps.

    yes, 3rd party pastes are better, but if you "need" to use one, you might wanna look at your overall thermal picture.

    crap=good enuff

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  • April 27, 2008 at 3:11 am
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    Technically no. All the thermal paste does is fill in the tiny gaps between the Heatsink and fan assembly and the processor. However it is NOT a good idea.

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  • May 28, 2008 at 7:58 am
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    Well, you dont really need it. But it is recommended. Thermal Paste is designed to fill the little gaps in between the heatsink and the cpu. Thermal paste is a much better heat conductor then air so applying it will help cool ur cpu better.

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  • June 26, 2008 at 12:48 am
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    If thermal compound is already pre-applied to the heatsink, do I still need to apply thermal paste to the processor as well?
    Sorry for newb question

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  • June 30, 2008 at 8:56 am
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    No, just pre-applied is enough.

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  • July 26, 2008 at 12:59 am
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    lol, he forgot the most important thing about building a computer, grounding your self or ridding your self of static. Without doing that you can easily break a computer component.

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  • August 30, 2008 at 5:27 pm
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    do u have to use thermal compound

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  • August 31, 2008 at 6:54 pm
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    aghahahaahahahahaha intel pwns amd

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  • September 20, 2008 at 5:57 pm
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    He was probably using a junk computer for the demo.

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  • September 24, 2008 at 4:55 am
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    What's the difference between "speed" and "raw processing power" when talking about a CPU?

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  • October 25, 2008 at 3:05 am
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    It is a good guide. Unfortunately, virtualmatrix has it wrong.

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  • October 25, 2008 at 3:23 am
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    Cool story bro.

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  • October 25, 2008 at 6:00 am
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    Forgot to mention including the pea-sized dab of cooling paste/gel before putting on the heatsink.

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  • October 31, 2008 at 9:36 am
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    huge mistake not using thermal gel

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  • November 5, 2008 at 3:17 am
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    You totaly forgot thermal paste. DO NOT follow this particular video have a look at a few others cause this guy forgot thermal paste.

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  • November 6, 2008 at 11:45 pm
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    You are right about the thermal paste. I highly recommend thermal paste or compound before putting on the heatsink to keep it MUCH COOLER!

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  • November 7, 2008 at 4:30 am
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    Not only much cooler, much safer. it stops your CPU overheating to the point of burning up

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  • November 11, 2008 at 7:56 pm
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    Retail CPU/HSF combos have the thermal paste preapplied. He said he got it from the retail box, so he did not have to worry.

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  • November 12, 2008 at 4:47 am
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    some don't some do its difficult to tell. looking at this video again it looks like a thermal pad or something. Although most new intel ones don't.

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  • November 18, 2008 at 5:54 pm
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    do the thermal gel come with the cpu or u buy it seperate?

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  • November 18, 2008 at 9:45 pm
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    Usually with the new Intel processors, they have a stip you peel of on the CPU fan block which fits on top of the CPU. Some you will need to buy additional thermal compound for. Just be careful not to apply too much, and try and make it an even, thin layer.

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  • November 18, 2008 at 9:48 pm
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    I didn't see him using any anti-static equipment. You should always use anti-static equipment to protect the components you are handling. At the very least you should touch the inside of the case to try and discharge any static.

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  • December 15, 2008 at 6:23 pm
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    lol^^

    *krrrrrkk*
    Just be careful

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  • December 15, 2008 at 6:24 pm
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    no.
    the thermal compound is already on the cooler like on everey boxed cooler

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  • December 22, 2008 at 9:32 pm
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    can you just wear rubber gloves

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  • January 18, 2009 at 10:01 pm
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    w00t no thermal paste O.O cpu suicide risk here

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  • January 24, 2009 at 12:47 am
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    haha everything does lmao

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  • January 28, 2009 at 4:27 pm
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    i think its pentium 2 cuz i have disassembled a pentium 3 pc and they had the processor clicking thingy

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  • January 28, 2009 at 4:30 pm
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    who the hell cares but this rig is pentium 3 cuz the have the processor clicking thing and the fan instalation is the same as the on i had

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  • January 28, 2009 at 4:32 pm
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    i can gurantee u tat dis is a pentium3 pc cuz i have disasembled one and the fan and the heatsink was the same as shown in the video and it had the procesor locking thingy.

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  • February 9, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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    pentium 3 – sry

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  • February 22, 2009 at 9:58 am
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    youre talking about the computer hes building right here?

    i saw him hold the processor up it said AMD on it.

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  • February 24, 2009 at 2:08 am
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    for all who want to know thats a k6 II

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  • March 16, 2009 at 6:32 am
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    i have a intel xeon quad core with crappy windows vista ultimate 64x

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  • March 23, 2009 at 2:24 am
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    I noticed on the video here you got off the part real quick on installing the heat sink to the CPU,because you know that it can be a bitch.

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  • March 31, 2009 at 10:00 am
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    so a intel core comes with amd heatsink?

    wow…..

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  • April 4, 2009 at 7:53 pm
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    i got a amd athlon 64 2x and who cares as long as it works! and who care what other people have i can care less!

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  • April 19, 2009 at 9:52 pm
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    Uhm, no………

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  • April 20, 2009 at 5:49 pm
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    why xeon, its a waste of money,and vista doenst suck.

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  • April 20, 2009 at 5:50 pm
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    How bizarre XD ok. didnt read it 😉

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  • May 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm
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    It´s old video with Old processor

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  • May 15, 2009 at 7:25 pm
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    Why did'nt you place the cream on the bottom of the fan before installing?

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  • May 19, 2009 at 8:04 pm
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    If you get a retail heat sink the "thermal paste" comes applied already.

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  • June 6, 2009 at 4:29 am
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    Dude why did you cut the video short when you put the heat sink on?

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  • June 20, 2009 at 7:56 pm
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    hmm, it all seems clear to me
    but i'm building my first rig now and I do have a question…
    what's up with the thermal paste or gel?
    do you really need to apply/buy it?
    or does is it added inside your package?

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  • June 30, 2009 at 12:28 am
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    I just recently bought an E8200 with an intel core 2 duo stock heatsink. the processer fit in perfectly but the heatsink did not. I used to have a Intel Pentium dual-core and the Pentuim dual-core stock heatsink, which u had 4 screws that fit in my mobo fine. BUT my new core 2 duo heat sink has 4 push-ins instead of the screws. The push-ins wont fit in the four little holes (thats what she said…) on my mobo. Any ideas?

    P.S can i use my old Pentium dual-core stock heatsink for my E8200?

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  • July 20, 2009 at 10:22 am
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    AMAZING, lollllll

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  • July 22, 2009 at 10:21 pm
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    how to build your own pc:
    buy a cpu
    put on it some toothpaste and place it the fridge for an hour ,then apply gently with a big hammer the cpu onto the white pci slot.
    take 3kgs of strawberry jam and 20 marshmallows, then hold the marshmallows securely on the cpu tray with some screws. take some extra strong glue and apply the ram modules to the chipset. put the jam on it and rub your face all over it. then place it in a 1800w microwave for an hour and here you have your new working pc!!

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  • July 27, 2009 at 2:29 pm
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    no thermal paste between cpu n cooler?

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  • August 19, 2009 at 8:18 am
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    mmm, i disagree.
    i'd better say that AMD is pretty fast and cheap, intel isnt that cheap but you have REAL processing power.
    keep in mind that "raw processing power" is today used in servers, and intel xeons outperform opterons .
    and there is also itanium 2 (and the forthcoming ones) so i'd better say that if you want power in your machine you'd go with intel, but it's also true that is a matter of time before amd releases a very fast new processor that will outperform intel's so let's wait!!

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  • August 19, 2009 at 8:23 am
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    yeah sure so the microwaves don't go outside of the microwave.
    jus in case, to prevent from external microwave radiations, put in the microwave a fully charged LiPo battery and a car battery and you should be ok.
    if you see some other radiations coming out of the microwave ( to measure them just take 2 marshmallows and screw them together o make a fully-functional geiger counter)

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  • August 19, 2009 at 8:26 am
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    so when you made the geiger counter and if your microwave is on, you should see the marshmallows glowing a bit.
    if they start to melt( beta-lambda-azthera waves) you'd better throw the working microwave with all the stuff inside in a lake, and then normally after an hour of 1800w microwaving you should have your nrw pc! hope that i was helpful!!

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  • August 19, 2009 at 8:30 am
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    yeah the guys @ nvidia just called me and asked i i could sell them the patent because they tried and (how??????) it didn't work.
    maybe we'll see a new chip coming after gt300, like gt400mm with this architecture , where mm stays for marshmallows.
    hope it wont be as pricy as the actual chips… aha , 'bout chips……. LOL!!!!

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  • August 30, 2009 at 2:48 pm
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    The new Deneb cores processors can overclock like no tomorrow. I don't mind going out of my way for cooling when you can overclock to 4 Ghz for $200.

    Do you know when Intel's planning on releasing their new processors?

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  • August 31, 2009 at 2:41 pm
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    with the i7 u can overclock too to 4ghz and it wont need no other cooling,cuz it will be icy cold.
    For the Intel next processor's release dates i have a friend that recieved the i9 specs (westmere architecture, 6 core, HT) and he told me that for Q1 2010 we should probably have them, but u know, the dates can be wrong (:

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  • September 2, 2009 at 2:38 pm
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    Dude i buy new computer after newyear and i play crysis over 30fps!!

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  • September 29, 2009 at 10:10 pm
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    ha, only 30???

    im just joking… xD my old computer would probably do it with a total of 4 fps.

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  • September 29, 2009 at 10:10 pm
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    WHAT 9000!?

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  • October 4, 2009 at 7:47 am
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    No offense, but wha'ts with all the outdated hardware? It looks like this video was made way back in 97'.

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  • October 18, 2009 at 4:20 am
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    hAy Guyz, installz ur cpu by getting in urs time machine and getting a cheaparse old computers. Den opens case, hammer in dah cpuz. Woops i didnt know amd no fit in intelz.
    Jesus this tutorial is very very bad! lol.

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  • November 5, 2009 at 5:10 pm
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    lol

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  • December 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm
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    Where the fuck is the thermal paste?

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  • December 26, 2009 at 5:00 am
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    I reckon! I was thinking wow if someone follows this vid to the letter, then they are gonna have a lot of problems running their computer for longer than 20 seconds hahaha

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  • January 10, 2010 at 6:41 pm
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    yes, it is a dual core processor with 2.4ghz of each core so its 2.4+2.4=4.8

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  • February 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm
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    yes it is 2x better than a single core at same speed so it makes him look like 4.8ghz and yes i know that this doesn't count that way

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  • February 26, 2010 at 7:41 am
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    wow. how old is this system?

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  • April 2, 2010 at 12:10 am
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    you need to show how to put on thermal grease wtf

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  • May 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm
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    HAHAHA you forgot the thermal compound Mr. "Expert" nice way to just let people fuck up their computers.

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  • May 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm
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    'thermal paste''? are you fucking serious? it's not required, i don't use it and don't have any problems.

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  • August 1, 2010 at 3:39 pm
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    @WackoX1337 you have have thermal paste on ur CPU hahaha wow

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  • August 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm
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    @Peepintom234 AMD Fans have pre-installed thermal paste idiot.

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  • August 8, 2010 at 8:19 pm
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    @Peepintom234 Yea i know it sucks, i sure as hell wouldn't use it my pc, mainly because i don't use cheap stock fans, but i just wanted to clear up to you that he did have paste on the heatsink.

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  • September 26, 2010 at 3:59 am
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    @Peepintom234 the heatsink already had thermal past on it r tard

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  • December 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm
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    lol at description:

    Expert: Allen Gottfried
    Contact: greendevil(dot)com
    Bio: Allen Gottfried has been bartending and working in the food service industry for more than three years.
    Filmmaker: Allen Gottfried

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  • June 22, 2011 at 1:17 pm
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    @pogodrummer Damnit it didn't work, i dont think i put enough toothpaste, and i might have ate a marshmellow 🙁

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  • June 30, 2011 at 3:26 pm
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    no thermo past wtf was he thinking n00b

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  • August 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm
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    wat a shit computer

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