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. m 0 l 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. m 0 l Related resources Do I need an aftermarket heat sink for this build? - Forum Aftermarket Heat Sink Put In Backwards - Forum Best aftermarket heat sink under 30 - Forum Best aftermarket heat sink under 30 - Forum Aftermarket heat sink without cutout - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution DJDeCiBeL June 7, 2012 3:34:58 AM 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. Share 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. m 0 l DJDeCiBeL June 7, 2012 3:49:21 AM No problem! m 0 l abCasPeRR September 29, 2012 7:12:03 PM Best answer selected by abcasperr. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Stock heat sink or aftermarket Forum Solvedinstalling a new heat sink Forum Any videos for installing heat sink assembly in an HP Pavilion p6110f PC? Forum Installing CPU Heat Sink Fan Forum SolvedProblem with installing heat sink Forum Solvedheat sink chip installation on an asus 780ti Forum Computer wont stat after installing a new heat sink Forum SolvedInstalled new CPU heat sink and fan. Forum 2 6970's - both have aftermarket heat sinks - HIS 6970 Forum PC slower after installing new heat sink Forum Computer not booting after installing new heat sink Forum Have oozing off 2 sides of CPU after installing heat sink... Forum SolvedAccidentally lifted heat sink during CPU installation Forum Installing Heat Sink For 1336 on an 1156 MB Forum Installing Heat Sink and CPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !