Thermal paste - Please help!

I am installing a new amd 2100+ and my thermal paste on my heatsink is dried up. Is this important? Will my chip get too hot if I dont reapply some paste?

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by jeffydaboy on 10/30/02 03:07 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. Yes it is important. I would clean off your heatsink and reapply thermal paste to the die of your processor and you'll be ready to go. I just used the generic Silver Thermal Compound from Comp USA for my 2100+. Works great.
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