Got a question. I'd like an answer from everyone please! Just for more opinion.
Here is my chipset heatsink.
As you can see it has a thermal pad on it already and was already installed.
I was wanting to apply some mx-2 thermal paste on it.
Now, is it okay to scrape off this thermal pad and put mx-2 paste on it? The heatsink is held in place with a clamp.
But the chipset has little techy thingys on the green part of it, as you can see in the picture.
They are small and there is like only two sticking up a little bit. They did make an impression in the thermal pad which you cannot see here.
If I scrape off the thermal pad those little thingys will touch the metal of the heatsink.
Is this bad and not worth it?
Can I put mx-2 on the chip and install the heatsink with the thermal pad on it anyways?
Or should I just put the heatsink back on like it was?