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Do i have to reapply thermal paste?

  • CPUs
  • Heatsinks
  • Thermal Compound
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a b à CPUs
November 28, 2012 6:15:51 PM

Hi, i need to know if i have to reapply thermal paste when i took the heatsink off for ~5 seconds? The parts are brand new.

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a b à CPUs
November 28, 2012 6:59:14 PM

Whenever you remove the heatsink. you have to replace the thermal paste otherwise like alexoiu said, you'll get bubbles, and have high temps.
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a b à CPUs
November 28, 2012 10:14:31 PM

a b à CPUs
November 28, 2012 10:34:01 PM

Yes!! Clean all the old paste off the CPU and the heatsink 1st. Then apply the thermal paste and don't get carried away only put a light application. I use arctic silver brand, and be careful don't get any on the motherboard. Cover the area with a fine application I usually like to be able to lightly see through it. You don't want gobs on there, just a light consistent cover over the entire surface.
November 28, 2012 10:37:17 PM