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New Build, Installing CM Hyper 212 evo

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April 14, 2013 4:05:56 PM

Few questions:

Do I need to clean my cpu before adding thermal paste?

Is the stock CM thermal paste sufficient?


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a c 791 à CPUs
April 14, 2013 4:07:43 PM

Clean and use the paste that came with the EVO you only need about the size of rice grain.
a b à CPUs
April 14, 2013 4:20:51 PM

The paste with the EVO is excellent paste, just because it comes as standard doesn't mean its bad. I've used it, and its one of the best I've used.
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a c 791 à CPUs
April 14, 2013 4:25:42 PM

It is very close to Artic silver 5 in properties.
April 14, 2013 4:29:19 PM

Awesome, any suggestions for good cleaning solution??
a c 791 à CPUs
April 14, 2013 4:49:01 PM

I wipe mine down with 91% isopropyl alcohol bought at the pharmacy.
a b à CPUs
April 14, 2013 4:50:29 PM

I use 60% because thats all I can really get. I can buy some from eBay I guess.

If you want to get both AS5 and special thermal compound remover you can. Look up AS5 in eBay and there are plenty of packs that come with both the cleaner and AS5.
April 14, 2013 4:55:30 PM

Awesome! Thanks Guys :D  Real help as I am building as we speak xD