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Re-seating a processor

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#1 DnDer


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Posted 05 April 2009 - 07:13 PM

Okay! Got a brand new board!

While I'm putting it in, I'll submit these questions to you:
- The processor and heatsink were removed, of course. The thermal contact paste (silver) is only 14 days old, literally. Do I need to wipe the old and reapply the paste?

- At the drugstore (tiger didn't have any?! O_o, told me to get some alcohol and paper towels), I found isopropyl wipes. They're only 70% isopropyl content. Is this alright? Or do I need to find a higher content, and buy them specially from an electronics store?

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:35 PM

Yes, you need to remove the old and reapply the thermal compound.

I just use alcohol and cotton balls (because I have them around) to remove my old thermal compound. There is no magic formula, any number of things seem to do the job.

IMO, the wipes will be fine.


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Posted 05 April 2009 - 09:03 PM

I would definetly remove and reapply. Ive reseated CPUs in the past and had no problems, but theres no garentee, and thermal paste really is, well cheap. I normally only use a damp paper towel, but that should work to. :D



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