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 m 0 l 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. Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Cpuwarrior June 30, 2012 7:05:42 PM Best answer selected by CPUwarrior. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDo I need to re-apply thermal compound ? Forum Do I need to re-apply thermal compound when changing my motherboard? Forum Bad temps after re apply thermal compound Forum SolvedRe applying thermal compound to hydro series H80i Forum Re applying thermal compound to the GTX 295 Forum SolvedHow to properly apply thermal compound to gpu Forum SolvedShould I still apply Thermal compound to a CPU that i'm using again? Forum is coollaboratory liquid pro thermal compound hard to apply ? Forum SolvedHow to properly apply thermal compound Forum SolvedRe-apply thermal paste? Forum SolvedShould I remove/re-apply thermal paste, if... Forum SolvedIs it safe if I don't re-apply my thermal paste again? Does thermal paste affect physical memory? Forum SolvedWhen Should I Re-Apply Thermal Paste Forum Just last question what is the best way to apply Thermal Compound Forum SolvedWould I need to clean and re-apply new thermal paste? Forum How to apply Thermal Paste/Compound Forum Do I need to apply new thermal compound? Forum Friend did not apply thermal compound to CPU Forum Best way to apply thermal compound?? Forum Clean and apply thermal compound Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !