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Old 06-28-2007, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to update one of my older computers.
Since I'm going to put everything in a new case,would you recommend taking the CPU fan off the CPU, clean the surface and put new Artic Silver on it ?
Or just leave that part as it is now ?

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Old 06-28-2007, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i suggest
Newegg.com - Scythe SCNJ-1100P 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail

its the best but umm

or be caresfull and clean it
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Don't listen to ivan, you don't need a nuclear bomb to take out a beach shack. It would be better to clean all the components of dust and to reapply the thermal paste. If you don't know how to do so, then its best to not touch it. If its a simple task for you, it would definitely be a plus to put AS5 on there.
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Don't listen to ivan, you don't need a nuclear bomb to take out a beach shack. It would be better to clean all the components of dust and to reapply the thermal paste. If you don't know how to do so, then its best to not touch it. If its a simple task for you, it would definitely be a plus to put AS5 on there.
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Remember, grain size of thermal paste. Don't spread it, let the heatsink spread the paste.
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i love over doing things though its always good to hav something good for future


btw i dont need a nuclear bomb to blow up a beach shack i need 10..............hydrogen bombs
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That's cuz you noob. All I need are my bare hands
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Remember, grain size of thermal paste. Don't spread it, let the heatsink spread the paste.

Don't I have to evenly spread it out, with a business card or old credit card or something ?
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Don't spread it, if you do you might make it too thin in some spots. Just let the tension of the heatsink spread it out. Thats my opinion, others might say the opposite.
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Agreed with peter. Just put a rice grain sized dot, in the middle of the processor, and let the heatsink seating, spread it evenly.
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