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Old 10-15-2005, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a basic question. I plan to upgrade my PCs processor from a Celeron 2.7 gig to a P4 2.8 mhz. (My mobo will support both). Is there anything I need to do other than swap the processors and cooling fan? Thank you.

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As long as the Socket is the same, I don't think so.

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Old 10-15-2005, 05:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Be sure to clean the old thermal paste/pad off the heatsink before you apply new paste/pad... unless, of course, you go with a new heatsink.

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Thanks for the reply. Just curious though. What's the best way to clean the thermal paste from a processor / heatsink?
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Rubbing alcohol. Put a small amount on something like a Q-Tip and rub it off.
Be very careful not to get it on anything but the intended area.

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Old 10-15-2005, 10:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Denatured alcohol works just fine. Don't drink it, though!!!!!
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I used paint thinner on a friend's, then after that, I cleaned it again with rubbing alcohol. It worked just fine. Also be careful not to touch the surface of the heatsink that will be making contact with your processor. Fingerprints can get in the way of heat transfer.

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