Phenom II x4 965 + Coolermaster Hyper 212

Hey guys,

I wanted to overclock my CPU (eventually) and was recommended the coolermaster hyper 212.

Well, from reading these great forums, I realize I need to apply thermal paste (artic silver seems to be popular) before installing the coolermaster.

My question is, after removing the Stock AMD heatsink, do I need to wipe off any of the old thermal paste on the CPU etc...?

Well, let me know. I have a coolermaster CM 690 case and plan to more 120mm fans for a even cooler internal temperature.

Thanks again.
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  1. Yes you need a clean surface on the bottom of the Heat Sink and the top of the processor.
  2. Thank you sir.

    Should I just wipe it with a cloth? Do i need a special spray or towel?
  3. xxenergyxx said:
    Thank you sir.

    Should I just wipe it with a cloth? Do i need a special spray or towel?



    There are several specialized cleaners out there for it but imo they are just another needless product to make money. I typically use Isopropyl rubbing alcohol, and I have even used nail polish remover which is basically the same thing. The closer to 100% alcohol the better and make sure you use a cloth the wont leave any lint behind.

    And just to be mr. obvious put the alcohol on the rag first not the chip.
  4. I also used isopropyl rubbing alcohol when I cleaned my chip before putting on a Cooler Master Hyper 212+. I think I used coffee filters at someone's suggestion.
  5. Oh ok cool thanks you guys, so much help.
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