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Should I replace the thermal paste?

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So I installed a new Heatsink with new thermal paste last week, but the cooler came loose overnight and it's basically been "loose" for a full day now so shoild I replace the thermal paste before reinstalling it?
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It's a good idea to make sure there is layer to dissipate heat
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Originally Posted by VulcanVFX View Post

So I installed a new Heatsink with new thermal paste last week, but the cooler came loose overnight and it's basically been "loose" for a full day now so shoild I replace the thermal paste before reinstalling it?

If the paste isn't dirty there's no need to replace it. Personally I would replace it regardless but that's because I have enough paste for the tubes to become heirlooms.

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I have always been of the mind that if there is any doubt, just replace it. Thermal paste is a relatively cheap way of protecting your expensive hardware. It's better to replace it even when you don't need to, than it is to not replace it when you do need to.

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I just wanna know how it became loose?
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Yeah I'm gonna replace it, just making sure it wasn't just my OCD telling me too lol
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I just wanna know how it became loose?

Was my first time installing an Intel Heatsink, but it's in there now! smile.gif

Btw ignore the rep I left you lol
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