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Do i need to apply new thermal compound after i took off the cooler

HI guys. I want to know if i have to apply the thermal compound on the cpu cooler after i take it off since i'm replacing my motherboard i have to take it off so that i can remove the cpu from the socket. I have a coolermaster hyper TX3 and currently it has pre-applied thermal compound which it had when i bought it. So do i need to remove the thermal compound and apply new or will it work without reapplying?
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    Yes, you absolutely need to completely clean everything off and reapply. The reason is that reusing what is there will create air pockets and cause higher temps.
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