Thread: Removed Heatsink Question?
January 12th, 2005, 01:18 AM #1
Removed Heatsink Question?
I installed my new cpu and heatsink on my new mb the other day. Come to find out the mb is defective and I had to send off for another one. I was wondering if it was nesseary to re apply the paste on the heatsink when putting it back on the cpu.
January 12th, 2005, 01:41 AM #2
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Yes, it is necesary to reapply the thermal paste as you will not get good heat transfer trying to use it twice.
January 12th, 2005, 10:29 AM #3
i know it is something that should have been doen but is it absolutly vital? It did not dry up and i am sure that it did not dissappear in 5 days.
January 12th, 2005, 10:37 AM #4
If you want the best possible cooling, then reapply the paste after thoroughly cleaning the "old" stuff off...are you talking about the crappy white stuff that comes with most HS/Fans or Arctic Silver?
January 12th, 2005, 10:38 AM #5
I wouldn't sweat it. Most people put on too much anyway.
January 12th, 2005, 10:39 AM #6
January 12th, 2005, 12:25 PM #7Originally Posted by Big_Daddy
that is one thing that i was scared of.
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