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Windows 7: Question about CPU, could use some help please.

11 Jun 2013   #1
silkmudah

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Question about CPU, could use some help please.

I'm going to be upgrading my MB soon, when I remove my CPU from my current MB do I need to reapply any thermal paste or anything if I take the heatsink with it all in one? Or will I have to remove the heatsink and put the CPU in and then resink the cooler?


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11 Jun 2013   #2
Iforgot

Win7 64
 
 

It would be best to remove the heatsink then remove the cpu individually.

Depending on the MB and heatsink, it will be inconsistent in seating the cpu in it's socket with the heatsink already attached.
If cpu not seated correctly, by by cpu, just to save on heatsink paste?
Depending on how long the cpu/heatsink have already been together, it would be worthwhile in replacing the heatsink anyway.
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12 Jun 2013   #3
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes I agree with Iforget.

You should -

Remove heatsink

Remove Cpu

Carefully remove old paste from both cpu and heatsink

Put in new motherboard

Put in cpu

Apply small amount of new thermal paste

And finally refit the heatsink.


Paul.
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12 Jun 2013   #4
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

removing CPU and heatsink together is remarkably complex as the thermal paste isn't glue and most of the CPU-locking mechanisms in the socket are nearly impossible to operate with an heatsink mounted on it.

So yeah, do what they said, and use alcohol (the pink stuff) to clean both the CPU and the heatsink plate from any residue before applying new paste.
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12 Jun 2013   #5
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

removing CPU and heatsink together is remarkably complex as the thermal paste isn't glue and most of the CPU-locking mechanisms in the socket are nearly impossible to operate with an heatsink mounted on it.

So yeah, do what they said, and use alcohol (the pink stuff) to clean both the CPU and the heatsink plate from any residue before applying new paste.
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12 Jun 2013   #6
silkmudah

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Alright I will remove it all completely and just resink everything when i get it, I'm going to be getting the Artic silver thermal paste with the cleaning solutions as well to remove the old paste.
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12 Jun 2013   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Reading through this page for you cpu and compound choices will help

Arctic Silver, Inc. - Instructions
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13 Jun 2013   #8
silkmudah

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I read those and watched a few newegg instructional videos about applying thermal paste
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26 Jun 2013   #9
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silkmudah View Post
Alright I will remove it all completely and just resink everything when i get it, I'm going to be getting the Artic silver thermal paste with the cleaning solutions as well to remove the old paste.
I often use Goo Gone or Goof Off to take off the old thermal paste. Then clean it with alcohol - I wouldn't want something shorting out in case the goo gone is conductive. The goo gone makes it SO much easier!
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26 Jun 2013   #10
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

My question is this Silkmudah.

What CPU do you have and what new M/B are you installing it to?
i.e. is the new M/B the same socket as the old M/B ?
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