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Use thermal paste or tape/pad when changing the NB cooler

I was wonderin when "fixing" the heat sink on the crosshair IV do you use a thermal tape/pad or thermal past?
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    I would recommend using thermal compound (paste) like AS5 to replace the stock thermal compound when "fixing" the NB heatsink.
  2. I agree with tecmo34, using a dot of thermal paste on the center of the NB or SB an then re-applying the HS works great. most NBs/SBs will have a thermal pad/paste already so your need to completely clean that off.
    A paper towel and alcohol works great as it evaporates almost instantly, and if you (Lap) the HS's your get a lil better cooling as well but its a bit time consuming but its usually worth it. :P
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