Swapping CPUs - need thermal solution? Tags: CPUs Cooling Thermal Compound Last response: February 10, 2010 12:51 PM in CPUs Share amillion February 10, 2010 11:30:25 AM Thanks in advance to all... OK so I'm taking a Q6600 out of one PC and putting it into another (to replace an E6600), putting a new Q9550 into the original PC. If I'm using the standard, OOB coolers, should I get thermal paste for the Q6600, just in case? Or bugger OOB cooling and get some nice, QUIET ones? More about : swapping cpus thermal solution jsc a c 172 à CPUs February 10, 2010 12:51:20 PM Yes. Always clean off old paste and reapply new paste when changing heatsinks. Stock heatsinks or aftermarket depends on how much overclocking you want to do. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Newbie question: Do new Cpus need thermal paste? Forum SolvedDo intel cpu:s already have thermal compound on them? Forum SolvedThermal solution plus paste Forum Do I need to do anything special to swap these CPUs/MOBOs? Forum Solvedwhere can you get thermal paste for cpus? Forum SolvedSwapped Mother board and cpus and I made a mistake Forum SolvedWhich thermal solution would be easier to replace Forum SolvedMy cpus are overheating, thermal paste? Forum SolvedCPU Swap : Can I swap a cpu from a mobo without replacing the thermal paste? Forum SolvedIntel Thermal Liquid Solution... Forum SolvedNeed a 30TB RAID solution for CCTV Forum SolvedA AM3+/AM3 motherboard that doesnt need a bios update for Vishera CPUs (Less then £50) Forum Solvedneed help with buying/swapping an AMD APU Forum SolvedSome AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs. Forum SolvedReplacing m/b, do I need to use new thermal paste on reinstall of CPU? Forum SolvedCPU Swapping, Do I need to reintall? Forum SolvedDo I need thermal paste for my i7 4790k? Forum Solvedcan i swap these CPUs? Forum SolvedWhat number of CPUs and RAM sticks are needed for a good PC repair stock? Forum need help swapping HDDs Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !