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Aparently i didnt use enough thermal compound

When i remove the heatsink from the cpu do i need to clean the thermal compound and re add it again?
I dont have isopropilic alcohol so cant i just add more thermal compund on it?
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  1. Nope you cant add more on while there still paste on it because it make your temps higher!. You need to clean it all off and put pea size paste on it again.

    I did the same put abit more on and my temps went to 100 while playing games so cleaned it off and readded it again and my temps went lower!
  2. Best answer
    You can, but it's definitely recommended to clean & reapply.

    What makes you think you didn't apply enough? How do your temps look?
    Other than applying a ridiculously tiny drop (or none), "not enough" is pretty tough to achieve.
  3. I think it depends on paste used, but I managed to clean both heatsink and CPU without alcohol, using just dry towels. A bit harder that way, sure, but doable.
  4. DRagor said:
    I think it depends on paste used, but I managed to clean both heatsink and CPU without alcohol, using just dry towels. A bit harder that way, sure, but doable.



    Yeah i did a cloth to and scrapped the edges off the cooler to scrape the paste off it!
  5. Barty1884 said:
    You can, but it's definitely recommended to clean & reapply.

    What makes you think you didn't apply enough? How do your temps look?
    Other than applying a ridiculously tiny drop (or none), "not enough" is pretty tough to achieve.



    Fan rpm speed goes up randomly
  6. .....which CPU cooler? And how do your temps look?

    A fan ramping up is not indicative of "not enough" thermal paste.

    Not saying it can't be done, but chances are slim.
  7. Barty1884 said:
    .....which CPU cooler? And how do your temps look?

    A fan ramping up is not indicative of "not enough" thermal paste.

    Not saying it can't be done, but chances are slim.


    I already fixed the problem of the random fan rpm spikes, i saw it in another post and it did get solved
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