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Thermal paste problem

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  • Thermal Compound
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Last response: in CPUs
February 19, 2013 4:07:32 PM

So a while back i tried building my pc unfortunately the motherboard died. so i took my cpu out (along with the stock intel cooler) and sent it back. It took the shop over 3 weeks to give me my money back and once they did i ordered my asus motherboard which should be here tomorrow, now the problem that thermal paste didn't spread properly it looks a little like this. half of the paste is on the cpu and half on the heatsink.

what should i do now ? leave it and hope it spreads like it should do. or remove it and put some more paste on ?

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February 19, 2013 4:11:49 PM

remove it and put some more paste on
February 19, 2013 4:12:03 PM

Remove it and reapply new paste.
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February 19, 2013 4:16:09 PM

Cotton ball with alcohol will wipe it right off. Make sure to clean it good (nice and shiny). Apply new paste and voila.
February 19, 2013 4:22:19 PM

That was my plan thanks guys :) 
a c 120 à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
February 19, 2013 4:27:29 PM

That coverage is fine btw, you don't need to cover the entire surface of the heatspreader but yes, anytime you remove the Hs, you should clean and replace the paste