I've decided to do my first over clocking and am upgrading to an aftermarket air cooling heat sink. Now I have removed the stock heat sink and have thermal compound all over my cpu. What do I use to clean this off, or do I need to in order to add my Coolmaster Hyper 212 heat sink to it?
No, same ambient tempurature. Anyways, I found a site that was quite informative and redid the TIM. After reading it, I found I used far too much (and was quite evident after I pulled the heat sink off).
According to that site, TIM require a curing time, but they did mention some white cream product that didn't. Anyways, it showed me where and how much TIM to use, and it's cooler yet.
At 3.5ghz I stress tested with Prime 95 and it never went over 63C (it hit 73C with previous application). I'm happy and I hope that the site I read was correct in the cure time, because that means I should be able to up the Overclock a bit.