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February 24, 2013 6:26:01 PM

ok so my amd stock heat sink came with thermal paste applyed on it but i had to takeit off the cpu twice . so will i have to put more thermal paste on it befor i accually start running my pc how important is it to have a new coat of thermal paste ? it still has it on it its just spread out

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February 24, 2013 6:31:02 PM

If you don't have any it's ok to keep using it but it's ideal to apply again.

Clean the old paste off both the heatsink and CPU with coffee filters and acetone like Nail Polish or >90% Isopropyl, and then put a dot sized drop of thermal paste on the CPU center and press down the heatsink and install.

Good pastes are NT-H1, TX-2, G751 Shin-Etsu, and if you care for the exotic stuff, IC Diamond 24-carat, and CoolLabratory are good.
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February 24, 2013 7:00:30 PM

so its ok to not put more on it are u sure ? it still had some but i just dont want to damage my cpu or anything
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February 24, 2013 7:05:28 PM

you'll have temps that are +5c perhaps over the ideal if you re-use.
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February 24, 2013 7:11:31 PM

so does that mean its safe or no? lol im new to this
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February 25, 2013 5:09:39 AM

depends on too many other things, it'll be safe enough to boot and install and see how hot it is.
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