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post #11 of 36
Oh yea, 99% isopropyl alcohol is excellent for cleaning all the old thermal paste of the CPU when you replace the cooler. But you can just use something like a very slightly damp corner of a cloth.
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post #12 of 36
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I didn't remove any of the thermal paste on the CPU from the old cooler. I just switched them, and the water cooler comes with thermal paste already on it.

What do you suggest? Is it the thermal paste that's causing the issue?
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When you reseat the the h60 you have to clean the cpu and the waterblock, isopropyl works well.
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post #14 of 36
Yes that is a real possibility, you should always clean the old paste when changing the cooler. I recommend you buy some Arctic Silver 5 and replace your current paste with that.
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Originally Posted by Ripley2453 View Post

I didn't remove any of the thermal paste on the CPU from the old cooler. I just switched them, and the water cooler comes with thermal paste already on it.
What do you suggest? Is it the thermal paste that's causing the issue?

When replacing a cooler, always clean the surface of the CPU. Then use the paste or pad provided with the H60.
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post #16 of 36
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When replacing a cooler, always clean the surface of the CPU. Then use the paste or pad provided with the H60.

im not sure whats provided with a h60 but what whas on the block is already used so he has to buy some new paste i think.
try if you can find the artic silver i read alot about that paste being good here on the forum.
havent tried it myself as i use nexus tmp-100 and still have alot of it left.
read the instructions of the paste as some want a special burn in setup to get ultimate effect from it
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post #17 of 36
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Originally Posted by Hagelund View Post

When replacing a cooler, always clean the surface of the CPU. Then use the paste or pad provided with the H60.

Well, I already have the new cooler installed? Is it possible to remove it and clean the old paste now? As quite a lot of the new paste will be on the CPU too won't it?

ETA: The H60 came with a "Pre-applied thermal compound".
post #18 of 36
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Originally Posted by Ripley2453 View Post

Well, I already have the new cooler installed? Is it possible to remove it and clean the old paste now? As quite a lot of the new paste will be on the CPU too won't it?
ETA: The H60 came with a "Pre-applied thermal compound".

yes you can take it off and clean it.
you probably have a mega overkill on paste now wich also isnt good.
clean the pad of the cooler and the cpu itself as people above said.
if you dont have new paste you have to get some;)
when applying new paste do only a little bit on it like a rice grain and you should be good to go.

edit: whas looking at youre sigrig and you have everything oc'd but dunno how to use thermal compound:p
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post #19 of 36
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So remove the thermal paste from the CPU and the H60, then completely replace it with an entirely new thermal paste? rolleyes.gif
post #20 of 36
Yeah everything is fine, run down to a local radio shack they have arctic silver 5 cost you about $10. Unmount the block and clean them both. Apply a small drop in the center of cpu (let the block spread the paste) and you should notice a difference
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