Solved Just put thermal paste on CPU cooler and installed it, but had to take it out again to fit ram. Should I clean and apply again Tags: Cooling RAM Thermal Compound CPUs Components Last response: April 26, 2013 2:33 AM in Components Share reSurGam April 26, 2013 2:24:55 AM Just got started on first build. I put thermal paste on CPU and installed cooler/heatsink (noctua nh-d14) but had to take it out again to fit ram. Should I clean my cpu and heatsink/cooler and apply again? More about : put thermal paste cpu cooler installed fit ram clean apply Best solution slomo4sho a b à CPUs April 26, 2013 2:27:02 AM Yes! bgunner a b à CPUs April 26, 2013 2:33:59 AM just to reiterate YES! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumSolvedshould i need to put thermal paste on cpu cooler with pre applied thermal paste? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !