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Help my aircooler is scratched!

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Here is a picture. Will my cpu overheat and die? Will thermal paste resolve everything or do I need to use sandpaper?

Cheers,

Gabe
post #2 of 4
Thermal paste should have you covered. but if you lap it right you should get even better temperatures than before cool.gif
post #3 of 4
You will be all good.The paste might fill it in when everything is set. No worries. thumb.gif
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You're fine. The base of my Mega has a huge scratch all the way across the base from when I dropped it. Just use good thermal paste. MX-4, Shin Etsu and it will fill the gaps and work fine.
 
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