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Ok im gonna get a new MOBO soon and i had a few questions. If i get a new MOBO i hear that i have to reinstall windows 7 or some kinda thing like that since its key'ed to the MOBO (i have OEM windows 7) so it would be nice if someone could explain this part to me. Also when i take out my cpu and heatsink to move them to the new MOBO, is it required that i put on new thermal paste if i change the CPU and heatsink over fast enough so it wont dry out? Ty in advance
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That is right, the product key registration is linked to the motherboard. If you change motherboards, a fresh copy of windows with a new key is needed.

Ill be honest, it will probably be fine, but I would never do that with the processor and heatsink. I would NOT recommend leaving the old thermal interface material (TIM) on. You should see about buying a small packet of cheap thermal interface material from your local computer repair or supply store. If you want a better performing TIM, I would suggest Arctic Silver 5, which is about ~$10 for a 3.5g tube.
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I heard that when you change the MOBO that it gives you a number to call or something and they give you a new key to activate the new MOBO.
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I haven't heard that, but its worth a shot. Seems plausible I guess.
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Also when i take out my cpu and heatsink to move them to the new MOBO, is it required that i put on new thermal paste if i change the CPU and heatsink over fast enough so it wont dry out? Ty in advance
Always clean off the old TIM and reapply new TIM.
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What new Thermal paste would you recommend? (if possible, newegg link plz). Sorry for all the noob questions but the first time i built my rig i had help and the MOBO being changed out involes alot more then im used too.
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Noctua or Artic MX4.

Personally I like the Noctua.
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