Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen
But I'm nervous about this: "should I buy more compound for the new motherboard?"
I'm sure that's just semantics, but to be sure: no compound goes on the motherboard!
Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic
A re-application would be applied to the processor, not the heatsink. Motherboards do not require paste at all.
Actually, I just read up on it and just found that out, as it would be my first time messing with the CPU and motherboard. And thank you, I was wondering just now if I should apply the paste to the CPU or heatsink. thanks for the clarification. I need to buy some rubbing alcohol to take off any old residue, and I think I'm going to use coffee filters to do it with. should have probably looked in one of those shops but instead ordered off the internet. Thanks for the help fellas, I think I've got everything I need to get this motherboard installed.
Its going to be crazy seeing about installation, ACHI and any possible (stable) overclocking, and reinstalling windows. Going to be a couple days before my computer is as it used to be. I've saved a lot of my junk to a Flash drive to reinstall. I plan on using zip-ties to make air flow better in the system as well.