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I have a cooler master 212+ on my i5 2500k and when I first installed my heatsink, as I was applying it onto my cpu, it was kind of moving from side to side which is normal. The thermal paste was just spreading.

Okay, so about a month later, I was cleaning my PC and was trying to get all of the dust out of my 212+ and accedently moved it. And when I mean move it I mean from side it side.

Since the thermal paste has cleared now and I moved it, did I do anything to damage the thermal paste? Should I reapply it?
post #2 of 5
you could have broken the seal, is there a temp change? I would reapply to be on the safe side.
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hmmmm I think i see a 1* degree increase but that might be due to the ambient temperature. Does thermal paste dry after its cured?
post #4 of 5
Depends on the paste, most sort of factory stuff would be dry when cured, mx-4 can is still liquid when you remove it, is that 1c on load?
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tgge 212+ is okay to move back and forth. i dont see how you "damage" thermal paste. Unless you used too much or too little you don't have to reapply it
   
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