Applying Stock CPU Heatsink Tags: Heatsinks Arctic Silver CPUs Overclocking Last response: August 13, 2008 2:11 AM in Overclocking Share hopkiller August 13, 2008 12:53:17 AM Hey im about to build my new system tomorrow and i ordered arctic silver 5 thermal compound with my stuff. Should i wipe of the thermal grease that is on the stock CPU heatsink and apply arctic silver 5 instead. More about : applying stock cpu heatsink maukaguy August 13, 2008 1:05:04 AM Yupe, the stuff on the heatsink that came with your cpu is not going to be as good as the arctic silver. just make sure you clean in off totally before you apply the new compound. sportsfanboy a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking August 13, 2008 2:11:49 AM You want to use a high purity rubbing alcohol, and a lint free rag or coffee filter, something like that. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources AMD cpu stuck to stock heatsink Forum Apply Arctic Silver 5 to brand new stock CPU fan? Forum Does replacing the stock heatsink void the warranty? Forum Cooler Master 212 EVO idle CPU temps higher than stock heatsink Forum Old Stock Heatsink /Fan in New CPU Forum Temps after applying AS5 Thermal Paste to 6870 Stock cooler Forum I7 3770k stock heatsink (40C idle 95C Maxed) temperature concerns Forum CPU is getting hot after applying Thermal Paste Forum Stock Heatsink /Fan vs. Separate CPU Cooler Forum Need help with reapplying thermal paste on stock Core I7 heatsink Forum Stock cpu heatsink boiling hot on first ever boot Forum Should I replace the thermal paste on a stock heatsink ? Forum Is there a "correct" way to apply thermal paste to my cpu and heatsink Forum Re- applying thermal paste to CPU Forum Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Stock Heatsink /Fan Question Forum Installing i3-2100 stock heatsink Forum Fixed Voltage Forum What is the absolute best CPU air cooler? Forum Looking For A Decent Heatsink That Isn't Too Large Forum Overclocking CPU while using 4 GB vs 8 GB RAM -- Does it Matter? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !