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New intel stock cooler thermal paste

Hi guys,i wanna ask is it safe to put back on the stock cooler after removing it from the cpu. Actually im building my new gaming rig. As im a noob in this arena i make a mistake in installing the stock cooler wrongly. So i removed it and put it back again with my desireable position. When i look under the stock cooler i noticed the thermal paste already spread even. Should i replace and clean the thermal paste or not? Is it safe as it is a new cpu and cooler? Help me guys. As this is a new build. Thank you.
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  1. if you just pulled it and turn it and put it back on it should be fine.
    or
    you can clean both, and do it again :P

    seriously it should be fine... suggest you check temps once your booted up, just in case
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  2. You only need to replace thermal paste if the paste is dry and separated, if it's mushy it should be fine.
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  3. The Paladin said:
    if you just pulled it and turn it and put it back on it should be fine.
    or
    you can clean both, and do it again :P

    seriously it should be fine... suggest you check temps once your booted up, just in case


    harrysmellington said:
    You only need to replace thermal paste if the paste is dry and separated, if it's mushy it should be fine.


    Really?? Im stuck here to continue or not building it. Hehe. Now im stuck how to connect the front fan with the molek cable from the power supply.
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  4. harrysmellington said:
    You only need to replace thermal paste if the paste is dry and separated, if it's mushy it should be fine.

    Its still mushy and all but im still scared coz one of my friend said the air will be trapped and make my cpu burned.
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  5. can you not use the 4pin out of the motherboard to power your front fan ?
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  6. The Paladin said:
    can you not use the 4pin out of the motherboard to power your front fan ?


    Ive used it to power the fan in the back. Im using corsair spec 03 btw.
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  7. you should be using the 4 pin header that reads CPU for the cooler, i'd suggest hooking the case fan with a molex. Reason is that CPU cooler should have variable speed, molex doesn't allow setting the speed (either by you or the system).
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  8. harrysmellington said:
    you should be using the 4 pin header that reads CPU for the cooler, i'd suggest hooking the case fan with a molex. Reason is that CPU cooler should have variable speed, molex doesn't allow setting the speed (either by you or the system).


    I heard i must use
    Adapter to connect molex to fan. Or use y-connector to the sysfan header? Sorry im a bit confused here.
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  9. On the motherboard there should be 4 metal pins sticking up near where the CPU goes. This is where you attach the CPU fan. There should be others like it on the mobo for your case fans but if not you'll need to power via molex which will need an adapter.
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  10. wan_2_
    connect the CPU Fan on the connection called CPU_FAN
    the fan on front of case can be connected to Molex connector if you have no more extra 4pin/3pin connectors on motherboard

    harrysmellington
    he was talking about a fan on the front of the case, not the cpu fan
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  11. harrysmellington said:
    On the motherboard there should be 4 metal pins sticking up near where the CPU goes. This is where you attach the CPU fan. There should be others like it on the mobo for your case fans but if not you'll need to power via molex which will need an adapter.


    Yes i think i need to use adapter. Btw sir,should i use psu adapter or 3pin splitter?? Im using gigabyte h110m gaming 3
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  12. your manual is at http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-h110m-gaming3_e.pdf

    looking at this image I see a SYS_FAN, is this connector used already ? if so then get a molex to 4 pin converter the front fan (in front of drives) can be a fan that runs all the time its just a fresh air push fan. if you WANT to control it then use SYS_FAN connection, and split it and control 2 fans the same way


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  13. The Paladin said:
    your manual is at http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_ga-h110m-gaming3_e.pdf

    looking at this image I see a SYS_FAN, is this connector used already ? if so then get a molex to 4 pin converter the front fan (in front of drives) can be a fan that runs all the time its just a fresh air push fan. if you WANT to control it then use SYS_FAN connection, and split it and control 2 fans the same way




    Tqvm sir..ur ans really helped me..ive found a pwm splitter powered by molex psu..its powered from the psu but at the same time connected to the motherboard ..is that kind of controlled splitter safe to use?
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  14. NO! NEVER ! I mean NEVER !
    Do not connect a molex/4pin splitter to powersupply AND motherboard you will fry your board.


    before you connect this splitter can you take a picture and past image here please...
    your risking of blowing up your computer
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  15. The Paladin said:
    NO! NEVER ! I mean NEVER !
    Do not connect a molex/4pin splitter to powersupply AND motherboard you will fry your board.


    before you connect this splitter can you take a picture and past image here please...
    your risking of blowing up your computer


    http://gelidsolutions.com/thermal-solutions/accessories-pwm-1-to-4-splitter/

    It look like that..the seller told me it was safe though..but i didnt buy it yet..
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  16. it is the first product I see that have 1 to 4 fan that uses molex to power, but to be hionest it does make sense, to use data line from board to control speed of fan and let psu power them, taking the stress off the motherboard (4 fan on 1 connector would normally be a big stress, most usually done is 2 fans), I would look around to see if there are reviews on this product..

    all I ever seen was 2x4 pin to 1x4pin connecting to the motherboard without molex, why I am being careful about recommending such a thing,.
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  17. This should work fine and I would use it.

    however I will warn you that if your fans have shitty isolation (if they were cheap/generic this might be the case), in the event of an unexpected surge there may be a short through your fan controllers and possibly other components as this adapter doesn't have a ground reference for the control pins.

    Put simply, only use with good components otherwise they could fail worse than they would without the adapter.
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  18. The Paladin said:
    it is the first product I see that have 1 to 4 fan that uses molex to power, but to be hionest it does make sense, to use data line from board to control speed of fan and let psu power them, taking the stress off the motherboard (4 fan on 1 connector would normally be a big stress, most usually done is 2 fans), I would look around to see if there are reviews on this product..

    all I ever seen was 2x4 pin to 1x4pin connecting to the motherboard without molex, why I am being careful about recommending such a thing,.


    I also thought somehow its design make sense..to pull power from psu while pwm it from mobo..this also the first time i saw this item..myb its not very known..
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    if it does work properly , it would solve a lot of fan control issues with H and B series board that only have 1 extra like your motherboard, as long as you under stand the 4 fans connected to this port on the motherboard will ALL run at identical speeds, or percentages of speed based on the fans used (ie a 500-2000 fan at 50% will run slower than a 500-1000rpm fan at the same % set for a set temperature.) which opens choices of air displacement based on the type of fan you run on the port at the same time off this 4 way splitter (ie 2 slower fans intake 2 faster fans exhaust is an example)
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