Putting thermal grease on a heatsink/processor

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  1. Maud'dib

    Maud'dib It's always summer on the inside...

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    Alright, so i have to reapply some thermal grease. Do i need to remove the remnants of what was there before? and if so, what should I use to do this?

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  2. Rob

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    Yes, you want the best possible contact betwen the grease and the heatsink and CPU. Maybe use running alcohol and a paper towel to clean the old stuff off. :dunno:
     
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    Leb_CRX OT's resident terrorist

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  4. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    99% pure Isopropyl Alcohol with a foam-tipped (Lint-Free) swab on both the processor surface and the heatsink. Also make sure if the heatsink has a thermal dissipant pad (will be a black or white square) that it has been completely removed. The pads and thermal compound don't mix.
     

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