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Windows 7: Replacing Stock Heat Sink With New

25 May 2013   #1
Agent Orange

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
Replacing Stock Heat Sink With New

Having reformatted my hard-drive in an attempt to repair a suspected memory leak I have now re-installed all of my software. At the time I understood/envisaged Dell Datasafe Restore would ensure all my data and programs would remain in place, why I will never know?! Anyway, I now lament not having taken the opportunity presented to install an Artic Freezer 7 Pro. My simple question is if I replace the Dell stock heat sink with the Freezer 7 Pro, cleaning the upper surface of the processor chip without removing it from its housing, will the OS and all installed programs remain intact?

I appreciate in advance all assistance given.

Many thanks.


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25 May 2013   #2
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Agent Orange,

Welcome to the forums. Yes, after replacing the heat sink, your OS and programs will remain intact.
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25 May 2013   #3
Agent Orange

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dude,

Thank you for your quick response.

Much appreciated,

Agent Orange
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25 May 2013   #4
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I recommend this kit and a slew of q-tips. Go slow and get all old thermal paste off both surfaces. Then place a lentil sized drop of AC-5 into the center of the CPU and install. If we can help with further instructions please just ask. Many youtube instructions also available, just remember less is more!

Amazon.com: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound 3.5 Grams with ArctiClean 60 ML Kit: Computers & Accessories
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25 May 2013   #5
Agent Orange

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

linnemeyerhere,

Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.

Agent Orange
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25 May 2013   #6
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

That kit will last many cooler changes and I love how the #1 solution breaks the paste down and will remove all trace then solution #2 which is like a quick drying vapor takes the hint of film and residue away leaving a perfectly clean and dry surface.
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