Solved Should I still apply Thermal compound to a CPU that i'm using again? Tags: Thermal Compound CPUs Motherboards Last response: January 15, 2014 11:58 AM in CPUs Share LewRussell January 15, 2014 11:55:37 AM I'm going to be putting the same CPU and the same fan onto a new motherboard. Is there any need to clean the existing thermal paste off? or could I just keep it on? More about : apply thermal compound cpu Derza10 a b à CPUs a b V Motherboard January 15, 2014 11:57:29 AM Clean it off and re-apply.... If you take the fan off then put it back on while leaving the same paste you will get a lot of air bubbles and your temps will increase a fair amount... Just clean it off and put new thermal compound on it. m 0 l Best solution giantbucket a b V Motherboard January 15, 2014 11:58:28 AM it would be best to clean the old stuff on and put on a new layer, if only to make sure there's no air bubbles / air pockets when you stick the heat sink onto the processor. thermal goop is like $5, a processor is well over $100. spend the fiver. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedJust 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 Forum SolvedIs it OK to use pre-applied thermal compound on Intel CPU Stock Cooler or not? Forum SolvedShould I use artic silver 5 or thermal compound that comes with hyper 212 evo on my cpu Forum Should I use artic silver 5 or thermal compound that comes with hyper 212 evo on my cpu Forum SolvedCPU still heating after replacing thermal compound Forum Friend did not apply thermal compound to CPU Forum should i apply thermal paste again? Forum What's the proper way to apply thermal compound to CPU? Forum SolvedWhat thermal compound should I use? Forum SolvedShould I apply thermal paste on my FX-6300 CPU? Forum SolvedShould I add AC5 to stock heatsink that has Thermal Compound already applied? Forum SolvedWhat is the correct Noctua nh-d14 orientation and what type of thermal compound application should I use? Forum SolvedCPU still running above 62 Celsius after applying thermal paste Forum CPU Overheating @ 75C + Applied new thermal compound Forum Applying thermal compound - graphics and CPU Forum 2500k CPU- Should I get thermal compound for install to my asus mobo ? Forum Should I apply thermal paste to me new CPU before installing? Forum SolvedCan not having thermal paste on CPU keep video output from showing up via HDMI? I use a GTX 770 but I'm RMA'ing the card just Forum Solvedshould i need to put thermal paste on cpu cooler with pre applied thermal paste? Forum SolvedI'm helping a friend build a computer for editing using Adobe Premier. Should I focus on finding a good GPU or a good CPU? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !