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15 Mar 2012  
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes all old paste has to be removed completely. Arctic also has some liquid for that. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100010

Rubbing alcohol or non-oily fingernail polish remover works too, but not as good.

If you're not using the Intel cooler you don't have to clean it, but if you do, yes clean the thermal pad off first.
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