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So I have a 2500k OC'd at 3.8ghz to be on the safe side with my stock cooler..

This is the 1st time I've ever OC'd anything so I just bought a Hyper 212+ to get some added cooling.. So my question is: I know that some companies make some cleaners to get the old thermal paste off the cpu but is that needed with the stock cooler?

And again sorry for being such a noob at this, just build this computer and waiting for Diablo 3 to come out.. <3
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Yes you have to remove the old thermal paste from the CPU, regardless of which heatsink you have been using. But you dont have to buy expensive TIM remover, you can use alcohol. Not any alcohol though, you have to ask around about which ones are safe, Im not sure about that. Also make sure to buy some new thermal paste for the new heatsink. I like Arctic Cooling MX-3, and just a small pea sized dot in the middle of the CPU.
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You can buy high-purity isopropyl alcohol or ArctiCleaner for best clean even the microscopic valleys in the metal.You can find

a good clip how to replace TIM.

And some word from ArcticSilver website:
" Thermal pads/Thermal Paste can be scraped off with a plastic tool that will not scratch the bottom then the remnants can be removed with a xylene based cleaner, (Goof Off and some carburetor cleaners) acetone, mineral spirits, or high-purity isopropyl alcohol.

Never use any oil or petroleum based cleaners (WD-40, citrus oil based cleaners and many automotive degreasers) on the base of a heatsink. The oil, which is engineered to not evaporate, will fill in the microscopic valleys in the metal and significantly reduce the effectiveness of any subsequently applied thermal compound. "
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99.9% Alcohol is recommended for an effective and cheap solution to removing TIM.


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^ what he said. it is better to have 99.9% alcohol but if really a regular rubbing alcohol works. bust out some q-tips and swab it with alcohol and you're fine.

for your 212+, the thermal paste that comes with it is really decent. when i compared it with an AS5, there's almost no difference in temps at all.
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Thanks for the info guys.. repped all of you!!
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