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I assumed it would be thermal paste covering the small chip on my ASUS P8P67 motherboard, but it's pink and seems more like glue. It's pretty hard. Can anyone tell me how to replace it or what to use?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75316163@N05/6802532453/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/75316163@N05/6802532507/
post #2 of 8
just use a normal thermal past in the space where the pink isn't as that is where the chip is. thats what i do anyway. that pink around generally sits on the silicon body of the chip like a nb or sb
 
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post #3 of 8
The pink stuff is thermal paste...just super cheap thermal paste. More a thermal tape really.

yeah just treat it like you would any CPU or GPU application.
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post #4 of 8
You can carefully scrape the pink stuff off and then clean the chip and heatsink. Then you can use whichever thermal compound you'd like when you reinstall it.
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Originally Posted by DrJns View Post

I assumed it would be thermal paste covering the small chip on my ASUS P8P67 motherboard, but it's pink and seems more like glue. It's pretty hard. Can anyone tell me how to replace it or what to use?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/75316163@N05/6802532453/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/75316163@N05/6802532507/

Just clean it up and reapply thermal paste in the middle and you are good to go thumb.gif .
Remove it with a knife and after that use alcool to clean the surface.
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Thank you all for the quick replies!
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The pink stuff is a phase change thermal pad, you want to clean it off entirely before applying new TIM.
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you could order some thermal tape..generally it's pink thermal tape..3M-style
 
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