Solved Do I have to re apply thermal compound? Tags: Heatsinks Thermal Compound Components Last response: June 30, 2012 7:05 PM in Components Share Cpuwarrior June 30, 2012 6:51:18 PM I'm going to clean My heatsink, ONLY cleaning off dust, not cleaning thermal compound, do I have to put a new coat on if I'm just cleaning off the dust? More about : apply thermal compound nna2 June 30, 2012 6:58:23 PM if your going to remove the heat sync then yes, it would be best to re apply it Best solution serenatous June 30, 2012 6:58:35 PM Cpuwarrior said:I'm going to clean My heatsink, ONLY cleaning off dust, not cleaning thermal compound, do I have to put a new coat on if I'm just cleaning off the dust? No if you wont remove the heat sink from the cpu. And by that i mean using a can of air to clean the fins while its still attached to the brackets and has not been removed from the cpu/ lost contact. And yes encase you are removing the heat sink completely as in taking it out of the case to clean it and put it back in and tighten it with the brackets yes you do. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Cpuwarrior June 30, 2012 7:05:42 PM Best answer selected by CPUwarrior. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumRe applying thermal compound to hydro series H80i ForumRe applying thermal compound to the GTX 295 ForumHow to apply thermal compound correctly? ForumHow to apply thermal compound & OC - HELP! (Q6600 + P35) ForumShould i re-apply thermal paste if i loosen the water block screws? ForumFriend did not apply thermal compound to CPU ForumRe -Mounting the H80, Thermal Compound ? ForumApplying Thermal Compound ForumEasy Question about applying thermal compound ForumApplying thermal compound - graphics and CPU ForumQuestion about Applying thermal compound ForumJust last question what is the best way to apply Thermal Compound ForumPicking out a heat sink/ thermal compound ForumCPU Overheating @ 75C + Applied new thermal compound ForumInstalling Hyper 212 EVO - Thermal Compound Question ForumDo i need to apply new thermal compound after i took off the cooler ForumIn which method to apply thermal paste? + PSU Confusion ForumEthanol for Cleaning Thermal Compound ForumFX-6200 vs FX-6300? Forum[Solved] CPU fan has no effect on temperature. thermal paste messed up? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !