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.
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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.
You want to use a high purity rubbing alcohol, and a lint free rag or coffee filter, something like that.