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Thermal Compound on both CPU and Heatsink

I'm knew to putting on a heatsink/cooler. When I put on the thermal compound I put it on the CPU AND the heatsink/cooler? Or just the CPU?

Thanks. I just need to know so I don't end up raising my temps instead of lowering them.
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    Yea, I'm new too, just about to install my first CPU.
    No you only put thermal compund on one (heatsink or CPU). It doesnt matter which one. I will put mine on the cpu though.

    Make sure its clean!
  2. hamiac said:
    Yea, I'm new too, just about to install my first CPU.
    No you only put thermal compund on one (heatsink or CPU). It doesnt matter which one. I will put mine on the cpu though.

    Make sure its clean!


    Ah thanks, I just been wondering about this. I'll put it on the CPU when I get my new cooler!
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