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post #11 of 17
Also if you have any paste left on their try to even it out as best as possible, you will be just fine. After new paste arrives 90% or better rubbing alcohol and cloth or towel with as little lent as possible. I would say no to cotton ball cuz they usually tear up and fall apart.
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All I want to do is run some WC3 and potentially some music in the background, I'll run my temp monitoring program and just be careful with it. One more question though, best thing to remove the old thermal paste? Rubbing alcohol+cotton ball?
I've used just a t-shirt wrapped around my finger and it's worked fine in removing it, but different TIM's have different substance.
post #13 of 17
Just reuse the old crap for now. don't even remove it. Just try to respread it if you can

Also try aluminum foil.
 
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post #14 of 17
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All I want to do is run some WC3 and potentially some music in the background, I'll run my temp monitoring program and just be careful with it. One more question though, best thing to remove the old thermal paste? Rubbing alcohol+cotton ball?
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Just reuse the old crap for now. don't even remove it. Just try to respread it if you can

Also try aluminum foil.

Yeah, leave the old on for now..... it's better than nothing.
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post #16 of 17
You will be fine just try and put the cooler back on in the same position you took off. Then order some IC7 diamond!!! Seriously awesome thermal compound!
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