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Thermal Paste Situation

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August 10, 2010 5:27:24 PM

Ok so I'm finally gonna build my first build after selling my PC. The CPU has been sitting here for nearly a year. Without me know that it had preapplied thermal paste, I often just opened the CPU and took out the fan just to look at it along with the CPU itself. I did close it back fully everytime i took it out. I did this about 3 times through the year waiting to finally build my PC. My worry is that the thermal paste went to "waste" all that time it's been sitting there. Should I just use it or remove it and apply the thermal paste I bought or will that pre app thermal paste be good enough?
a b à CPUs
August 10, 2010 5:29:05 PM

I would use the new thermal paste, definetly, which one did you get?
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a b à CPUs
August 10, 2010 5:36:58 PM

Definetly better than the stock, also intel cpu's tend to run hot, so I definetly would apply the newer thermal paste to the cooler!
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August 10, 2010 5:43:18 PM

What's the best way to remove the pre app paste? Rubbing alcohol?
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a b à CPUs
August 10, 2010 5:44:33 PM

Rubbing alcohol is the best way. So many people buy removal kits, I just laugh at their wasted money.
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August 10, 2010 5:54:06 PM

Best answer selected by xxgamxx.
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August 10, 2010 5:54:29 PM

lol, lets say one doesn't have any alcohol in his house :/  wtf then?
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August 10, 2010 5:55:41 PM

Fetal said:
lol, lets say one doesn't have any alcohol in his house :/  wtf then?

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I have no clue where mine is LOL
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