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Reusing Thermal Pads

post #1 of 5
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Ok,

I've been an avid believer in the fact that you shouldn't reuse thermal pads after you reseat a heatsink but I don't have any now and probably won't be able to pick up any for a while.

How many of you out there have reused these and have you had any issues with it?

Thanks!
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post #2 of 5
I reused mine. Never had an issue with it, just don't rip them off the Heatsink and they should go back on just fine.
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If you need your PC like now... use it and go get some new once and replace asap.. I personally dont trust it... although it probebly will not hurt anything, its just the thought that would eat at my brain knowing its like that =P
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It won't KILL your PC or anything like that, but it will run like 1 or 2 degrees warmer.
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post #5 of 5
I reused one on my old Duron before.

I just heated the pad up and smoothed it a bit.

Worked as well as before. (Had to clean residue off my duron before reapplying the heatsink with the pad on it though)
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