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 SolvedShould I add AC5 to stock heatsink that has Thermal Compound already applied? Forum No Bios No Display - Removing cpu & heatsink applying new coolant Forum SolvedWill an i3-3240 stock heatsink work with an i3-2120 cpu? Forum SolvedWays to cool CPU Temperature ( Excluding Change in heatsink/CPU Stock Fan ) Forum SolvedAM3+ CPU - Removing Stock Heatsink Mount Forum SolvedStock heatsink cemented to cpu Forum SolvedIm not overclocking my CPU but the stock is WAY too loud what fan heatsink should i go with thats cheap. Forum SolvedPlease! I Need help and tips on how to properly clean and apply thermal paste to heatsink and cpu! Forum SolvedHow do i know if a cpu heatsink is better than my stock heatsink? Forum is stock cpu heatsink fan intake or exhaust Forum SolvedCooler Master 212 EVO idle CPU temps higher than stock heatsink Forum SolvedCPU Stock Heat-sink?????? Forum SolvedAMD cpu stuck to stock heatsink Forum SolvedHelp with upgrade from stock cpu fan/heatsink Forum SolvedIs it OK to use pre-applied thermal compound on Intel CPU Stock Cooler or not? Forum Faulty stock heatsink or faulty CPU? Forum Cpu high temperature with non stock heatsink? Forum Will 2x2 Corsair Vengeance RAM fit with a stock Intel CPU heatsink and this motherboard? Forum Replace stock 5870 heatsink with a CPU heatsink? Forum Old Stock Heatsink/Fan in New CPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !