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    Reinstall Heatsink


    Recently i purchased a new fan for my CPU.I had to remove the heatsink to be able to change the fan.Do i need to replace the thermal interface material between the Processor and the heatsink?It was still there.Some say you need to,processor may overheat.Intel i5 2320 3.0 ghz.If so i buy it through Intel?

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    To insure a good contact, you should always clean both the heat sink & the CPU with a soft cloth and avoid touching them with your finger and then apply the new paste. Since I OC'ed my PC, I use:
    Arctic Silver Incorporated - Arctic Silver 5
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    Sorry explain OC'ed. So just remove it with soft cloth that's what they say at Intel no chemicals? What is difference between grease? What about this from intel one said to use,Search results for: 'Thermal Interface Material grease' Is it all same your Artic and this Intel?
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    So far CPU at 33-34 degrees C
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    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Sorry explain OC'ed. So just remove it with soft cloth that's what they say at Intel no chemicals? What is difference between grease? What about this from intel one said to use,Search results for: 'Thermal Interface Material grease' Is it all same your Artic and this Intel?
    Grease, Paste => Same meaning
    OC'ed => I overclocked my CPU to make it run faster.

    EDIT: 30~35 is good temp.
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    O.K. thanks i get it.I do not overclock though,for now.
    I looked into artic product will buy and redo it and apply grease-paste.Some say rubbing alcohol removes it and soft lint free cloth,did not think a cloth alone will remove it all.Thanks for help!
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    Tip for cleaning CPU..... use a coffee filter. It's lent free and doesn't scratch...works great. I cut my filter into 4's
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    Yes,thanks saw that on a NewEgg online retailer video,thanks

    This thread is solved,thanks for all who posted and looked at it!!
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