Solved Installing a aftermarket heat sink Tags: Cooler Master Heat Thermal Compound Components Last response: September 29, 2012 7:12 PM in Components Share abCasPeRR 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. Thanks More about : installing aftermarket heat sink DJDeCiBeL June 7, 2012 2:19:51 AM Yes, you need to completely clean the CPU and reapply. abCasPeRR 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. Related resources Windows 7 won't boot after adding aftermarket heat sink to motherboard - Forum Aftermarket heat sink without cutout - Forum Aftermarket Heat Sink Put In Backwards - Forum 2 6970's - both have aftermarket heat sinks - HIS 6970 - Forum AMD FX-6100 Cooling Fan/ Heat Sink question? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution DJDeCiBeL June 7, 2012 3:34:58 AM Share 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. abCasPeRR 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. DJDeCiBeL June 7, 2012 3:49:21 AM No problem! abCasPeRR September 29, 2012 7:12:03 PM Best answer selected by abcasperr. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Intel heat sink question Forum Many problems - Need advice on getting a simple heat sink working Forum Apply thermal paste to heat-sink fan? Forum HELP! first build, CPU heat sink doesn't fit? Forum Cleaning CPU heat sink prior to thermal pasting Forum heat sink fan Forum Is a heat sink that necessary? Forum Heat sink fan Forum Newbie asks for advice on heat sink /fan for Intel Core2duo Forum Absolute Best Air Heat Sink - Help Forum Stock heat sink or aftermarket Forum Voltage Forum Athlon 64 X2 6000+/MSI 7374 Heat/Stability Forum Whats better out of these 2 heat sinks Forum [Solved] CPU heat Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !