Thermal paste application/removal question Tags: Heatsinks Thermal Compound CPUs Tutorial Overclocking Last response: January 7, 2013 8:24 AM in Overclocking Share paul2955tw January 7, 2013 7:06:30 AM Hi, I'm wondering if it's ok or not to apply any pressure on the cpu when removing and applying thermal pastes. I've seen many tutorial and guides but none of them said anything about this. Thanks in advance More about : thermal paste application removal question darth pravus a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking January 7, 2013 7:11:15 AM Why would you need to? Only the heatsink you be tightened down for pressure evenly. When cleaning it up you don't want to be too rough. m 0 l paul2955tw January 7, 2013 7:18:41 AM I meant if little bit of pressure will be ok as in any accidental light pushes will be ok or not. Thanks for the reply though m 0 l Related resources thermal paste question - Forum question on thermal paste - Forum X method for thermal paste on FX-8350 question - Forum thermal paste question - Forum Thermal Paste Question - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer darth pravus a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking January 7, 2013 7:25:31 AM You shouldn't ever touch it with your hands EVER. You could just kill the chip with static and you will put the oil from your fingers on it m 0 l paul2955tw January 7, 2013 8:12:30 AM yea I know I meant while removing or applying thermal paste with paper towel, coffee filter etc any accidental pushes on the cpu will be ok or should I take the cpu out while removing and applying m 0 l darth pravus a b à CPUs a b K Overclocking January 7, 2013 8:24:22 AM As long as it's not extreme force in one are it will be fine. It shouldn't be an issue if your careful. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedInstalling a new CPU, Question about thermal paste Forum SolvedThermal Paste Question Forum Solvedi5-4670k thermal paste question (re: included fan heatsink) Forum Solvedquestion regarding thermal paste Forum SolvedQuestion about thermal paste Forum SolvedVery quick thermal paste question Forum SolvedThermal paste question Forum SolvedAcceptable temperatures new haswell i5? + thermal paste side question Forum Thermal paste question Forum SolvedPowercolor 7870 Myst - another temperature question (Replace Thermal Paste?) Forum thermal paste question Forum SolvedQuestion About Thermal Paste Application and Building Questions Forum SolvedThermal Paste Question Forum SolvedTwo beginner questions - thermal paste and hyper 212 size next to ram Forum SolvedThermal paste question Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !