First post, by Sly_Botts
Hey guys, I'm new here,
I finally decided to build a retro PC for myself. I have one concern however. The Pentium III 600mhz I ordered is a slot 1 CPU and I've heard nightmare stories about people trying to take off the heatsink in order to apply thermal paste. I would really like to do this but I'm afraid of damaging the brackets. Is there any guide or video out there on how to do this properly? I've been scouring the internet and I'm having a real hard time getting a clear answer. Should I even bother trying? I don't like the idea of using 20 year old thermal paste, as I like to clean everything up as best I can.
Also, I am getting a used Voodoo 3 2000 AGP. Should I consider any kind of maintenance there? If the card works fine, should I consider removing the heatsink and applying thermal paste? adding a fan?
I ask these questions because this thing is going to be my retro PC baby and I'm not going to have options like having multiple spare parts.
I want to clean up the parts and keep them in good order. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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