Solved Thermal Compound on both CPU and Heatsink Tags: Heatsinks Cooling Thermal Compound CPUs Overclocking Last response: March 19, 2010 5:19 AM in Overclocking Share haxs101 March 19, 2010 5:14:44 AM 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. More about : thermal compound cpu heatsink Best solution hamiac March 19, 2010 5:18:07 AM 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! Share haxs101 March 19, 2010 5:19:28 AM 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! m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer haxs101 March 19, 2010 5:19:40 AM Best answer selected by haxs101. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedRemoving Heatsink from CPU with thermal compound Forum SolvedDoes removing the heatsink without reapplying thermal compound cause CPU throttling? Forum SolvedCPU Heatsink/Thermal compound Forum Question regarding CPU and heatsink thermal compound Forum Is it normal that the thermal compound in my cpu heatsink is powdered? Forum Solvedcan yo use any thermal compound for both laptop and desktop? Forum Solvedthermal compound/ paste and Heat-Sink Forum SolvedShould I add AC5 to stock heatsink that has Thermal Compound already applied? Forum SolvedDirect contact cpu cooler needs thermal compound? Forum Solvedcpu cooler or thermal compound Forum SolvedDo intel cpu:s already have thermal compound on them? Forum Should i buy a new heatsink or replace the thermal compound Forum SolvedCPU overheat . Thermal Compound!!! Help Forum SolvedEffects of thermal compound on CPU pins? Forum Keep or replace preapplied thermal compound heatsink laptop? Forum SolvedCPU thermal compound Forum SolvedShould I still apply Thermal compound to a CPU that i'm using again? Forum SolvedCPU heat rising constantly after new thermal compound. Help? Forum Solveddo i have to remove my cpu thermal compound? Forum SolvedDoes this CPU cooler come with thermal compound? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !