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Installing a aftermarket heat sink

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June 7, 2012 2:14:17 AM

Hello, I just orderd the Coolermaster hyper 1212 plus, because the stock cooler sucks. Do I reapply thermal paste to my CPU again or just leave the thermalpaste thats already on there.
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June 7, 2012 2:19:51 AM

Yes, you need to completely clean the CPU and reapply.
June 7, 2012 3:29:07 AM

Ok thank you, and how what do I use just a hand towel ?, also do I have to remove the CPU or can I just do it while its on the motherboard ?

DJDeCiBeL said:
Yes, you need to completely clean the CPU and reapply.

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June 7, 2012 3:34:58 AM
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You're supposed to use at least 70% Isopropyl alcohol and a lint free cloth, but a damp paper towel will do. Just make sure you watch out for lint.
June 7, 2012 3:48:55 AM

Alright, thank you so much man, It really helped.

DJDeCiBeL said:
You're supposed to use at least 70% Isopropyl alcohol and a lint free cloth, but a damp paper towel will do. Just make sure you watch out for lint.

June 7, 2012 3:49:21 AM

No problem! :) 
September 29, 2012 7:12:03 PM

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