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Should I preclean the cpu before putting SA5 on it for 1st time ?

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I'm building my cpu tonight and wondering if I should clean the cpu with alcohol even though it's new ? thanks
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I always wipe the cpu and the block with iso, but not sure if you really need to. It certainly will not hurt.
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You should clean it and apply new thermal paster every time you take the CPU out of the socket or from the Cpu cooler. But if its brand new and for the first time, it shouldn't matter, just slap it on and put some good old thermal on it. Good luck.
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If its new theres no need to clean it.
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post #5 of 5
Chances are it won't make any difference if it's new. If it does it wouldn't be more than a degree or so.
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