So I started my build today. I installed CPU no problem but I struggled with putting on the stock cooler. It was half on then I took it off for a few seconds... Will I need to re apply thermal paste? It's back on the motherboard now.
it wouldnt hurt. but if it is still properly covered then no just seat the cooler properly.
Well yeah, as I said I kind of had it on the CPU but the 4 pins just weren't pressing into the motherboard properly, I also didn't want to press on them too hard, was worried. I took the cooler off for literally about 3 seconds just to try and reset everything, then I saw the paste, and yeah. I put it on again straight away and it's properly attached to the motherboard now. Thanks