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Old 05-31-2009, 11:51 AM   #1
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I have the intel core i7 920 processor and i'm using the stock fan and heatsink. It has thermal paste already on the heatsink, is it necessary to apply more? I already put them two together, so if I was to put more on should I wipe off the existing thermal paste?
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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No need to put more. But keep in mind, anytime you take the hsf
off you must clean cpu and heatsink, then reapply.
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Why do you have to reapply if its taken off? also what do i clean it with?
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I use alcohol and paper towels. Being careful not to leave any lint
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U forgot to answer one part of my question, why does it have to be reapplied if i see it on both parts?
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Never caught that question. If it has just been applied and never seated,
there is no need to clean off. However if it was ever seated and ran, then
taken off, then you need to clean and reapply.
When I apply, I just apply to the cpu, not the hsf. But if you have a
new hsf, with a fresh install of the paste, I would leave that alone and
install to cpu. Do not get the heatsink pads, which are usually black
confused with thermal compound, which is usually white, or gray
metalic in color. Pads are not always installed on the hsf, but sometimes
are.. Icky mess to clean off...
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Removing the HSF from contact with the CPU can cause air pockets in the Thermal Paste so it needs to be thoroughly removed from the CPU/HSF and reapplied. I use 90% alcohol and a coffee maker filter.



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