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as for the grease, yes it does make a difference... not a notable one if you do not start playing with voltage without overclocking, AMD is fairly "cold" and doesnt ...
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    as for the grease, yes it does make a difference... not a notable one if you do not start playing with voltage
    without overclocking, AMD is fairly "cold" and doesnt require grease neither a top of the line CPU fan...
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    Like I said, it's really up to

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    One more question. What's OEM mean when buying parts?

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    Original Equipment Manufacturer
    It means that you get what you see, nothing more. So no fancy boxes or manuals, and generally no support. It's just what the computer manufacturer's get: raw parts. OEM's are significantly less however.

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    Usualy, the company you both it from will give you a "limited" waranty, this meens that if ever you get a problem, you'll have to do direct business with the "maker"...
    what OEM part your looking at?
    sometimes its better to throw in a few more buck...
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    The video card is OEM. mmmm...



    Perhaps I should go with the Asus?

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    There is nothing wrong with an OEM video card, especially when all that will come with it would be most likely windows drivers, which won't really help you

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    There is nothing wrong with an OEM video card, especially when all that will come with it would be most likely windows drivers, which won't really help you
    Exact! Video card one of the component that can be bought as OEM...
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    Uhm , i *realy* wouln't recommed mounting a new cpu wihtout thermal grease ...it's gona fry ... This is beacase you can never make sure there aren't spaces between the cooler and the cpu , the grease helps to fill that gap.
    I've heard many storys of ppl forgetting to apply the grease and smelling somke aftewords. One of those ppl is a cousin of mine...
    The *only* time you should not apply thermal grease is when the cooler has an thermal patch on it
    Bottom line is ...if the cooler dosen't have a thermal patch GREASE IT.

    Here's a fairly complete guide to the proper mounting of a cpu: (section 5 deals with the grease)
    http://compreviews.about.com/od/tutorials/ss/DIYCPU.htm

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