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Old 06-14-2005, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I Just bought a new Heatsink. The website said it will fit any AMD64 socket 754.

Now this meets my requirements....However, i have a S**T mobo (Its made by 'Acer' LOL Anyway, im a bit concerned it wont fit. My RAM is postitioned ABOVE my cpu heatsink and is quite close...

My main question is..... Can i remove the heatsink and check to see if the new one will fit. If it doesnt fit, do i just plonk the old one back on again without reapplying thermal compund?

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Ps, me thinks i need a new mobo
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Old 06-14-2005, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You'll need to reapply the thermal compound. I'm sure someone will reply sayin, "I put my HS back on without reapplying the thermal paste."

To be on the safe side, I would reapply it.
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Should i scrape off the old stuff first? Ive never done this before!!
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Yeah scrape off whatever was there with something like a credit card, and then you should clean the rest off with something like 99% Isopropyl Alcohol. Then re-apply the new stuff.
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Yes, you have to remove the old stuff.

Remove the old stuff by applying some kind of solvent, ie:Isopropyl Alcohol.

When you add new thermal paste, you dont need very much. Just a finely spread layer that is about as big as a dime. Spread it out with a credit card, etc.
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Yeah scrape off whatever was there with something like a credit card, and then you should clean the rest off with something like 99% Isopropyl Alcohol. Then re-apply the new stuff.
Good point, m3trj, the Alcohol needs to be quite pure.
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Is the alcohol nessasary as i have none?

Also, how big is a dime?

I heard someone say before i need a blob the size of a grain of rice and spread that evenly over the whole cpu with a credit card...
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If you can get the old paste completely off without scraping it off, then, no the 99% isnt necessary.

I dime is about 1.5cm wide (sorry I didnt notice you were in the UK).

A blob of rice will probably turn into a dime-sized smear.
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Why only the size of a dime? wouldn't covering the whole cpu in a thin layer be better for heat transfer?
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Perhaps, but, It will become exceedingly difficult to remove the heatsink in the future.
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