i know i don't plan to overclock but how often should i reapply the paste,
also how often should i do maintenance on the inside of the comp
i was shocked today when i removed the cover of the case, everything inside was covered by dust, can barely identify the fans and stuff, i tried to clean it with tissues as best as i could before plugging in the new cpu
how often should i clean it and with what tools?
If you don't remove the heatsink from the CPU the thermal pad/paste should continue to work as normal. It very rarely if ever breaks down.