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Reapply thermal paste when getting new mobo?

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a b à CPUs
February 1, 2012 5:12:21 AM

hi. im getting a new mobo but keeping the same cpu/fan/heatsink. should i reapply thermal paste or just put the whole thing as is on the new mobo? (its been a year and a half since i first got the cpu)

thanks! :hello: 
a c 184 à CPUs
February 1, 2012 5:16:26 AM

Reapply. Whenever you take a heatsink off always reapply.
a b à CPUs
February 1, 2012 5:19:21 AM

Clean and reapply, unless you are lazy, in which case get another to do it for you.