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 SolvedSwapped Mother board and cpus and I made a mistake Forum SolvedCPU Swap : Can I swap a cpu from a mobo without replacing the thermal paste? Forum Solvedwhere can you get thermal paste for cpus? Forum SolvedWhich thermal solution would be easier to replace Forum SolvedMy cpus are overheating, thermal paste? Forum Solvedneed help with buying/swapping an AMD APU Forum SolvedIntel Thermal Liquid Solution... Forum Solvedcan i swap these CPUs? Forum SolvedCPU Swapping, Do I need to reintall? Forum SolvedDo you still need thermal paste when you have a water cooler for your CPU? Forum SolvedDo i need thermal paste for OCing these Forum SolvedThermal paste! Do I need it? Forum SolvedNeed an URGENT solution to GTS 250 problem Forum SolvedWhy GPUs and CPUs need to convert 12 volt power to 1-1.5 volts? Forum SolvedNeed help to finish build with an APU solution. Forum SolvedDaredevil me.. Need a watercooling solution in the 250d Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !