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Hello, I just ordered a new heatsink to replace the Stock in my Xeon 1240V2, as summer is approaching and I want it to be rock-solid at 100% load. The chosen is the Noctua N9B-SE2.

I also bought Artic Cleaning, to clean the thermal paste, but I don't know If I will have to remove the CPU from the socket, which scares me, or I can clean It without removing.

Thanks a lot!
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Originally Posted by pkeynote View Post

Hello, I just ordered a new heatsink to replace the Stock in my Xeon 1240V2, as summer is approaching and I want it to be rock-solid at 100% load. The chosen is the Noctua N9B-SE2.

I also bought Artic Cleaning, to clean the thermal paste, but I don't know If I will have to remove the CPU from the socket, which scares me, or I can clean It without removing.

Thanks a lot!

There is no problem at all removing thermal paste from the cpu while it's mounted. It's definitively easier than removing it. Just make sure you get it all off before applying the new thermal paste and you should be fine! thumb.gif
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There is no problem at all removing thermal paste from the cpu while it's mounted. It's definitively easier than removing it. Just make sure you get it all off before applying the new thermal paste and you should be fine! thumb.gif

Ok!, yep its much easier.

Thanks!
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Ditto to the advice given by Krullmeister, I remove old TIM from my CPU while it is mounted as well. It's just a matter of prefrence. You should be ok. smile.gif
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Yea just leave it in there. You will be fine. It's better than taking it out and risking to bend the pins in the socket when you put it back in. Then you would have to buy a new board just because you wanted to clean the TIM off of your chip.
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I find it's easier to clean my cpu's when they're still attached to the mobo and not moving.
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