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Old 10-25-2005, 07:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How often should one remove and repaste the thermal paste between the CPU and Heatsink?


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I think the only time you should ever repaste is if you have removed the heatsink. Also, if you are having thermal problems, then repasting might be in good order to troubleshoot what is causing problems with heat.

New thermal paste doesnt transfer heat as well as matured thermal paste. As the thermal paste is heated everytime the CPU is turned on, it finds its way into grooves and spaces in the HS and CPU. This is why your CPU temp is much warmer when you put on a new layer of paste compared to several power cycles later.

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