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My CPU is a 2.26 Nothwood P4 with a D850OEMV2 mobo.

A while back I had to replace my motherboard and when I went to remove the heatsink, it took the entire top half of the cpu off with it. The CPU's little square core was exposed while the top plate was still stuck on the heatsink. So when I went to put it all back on my new mobo, I just put some thermal compound on the core and made sure to align the heatsink back over top the CPU.

Ever since then I noticed a huge performance decrease and my idle temp is about 40 - 45 C and about 60 C load. I couldnt tell you what my temp was before because I never bothered to look since everything worked okay. I bought a Fatal1ty CPU cooler from my local compusa but turns out the retention bracket isnt OEM on my mobo now and it wouldnt fit so I had to buy one off ebay and should be coming in tomorrow.

Is my CPU ruined or can I do something to bring it back? I would like to OC it to what I can but at these temperatures already I don't think I can safely. Is this why my performance is down or am I just imagining things? Also, is there something special I should do to reattach the top of the CPU over the core when I put this new heatsink/fan on?
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As long as you have the IHS (integrated heat spreader) off, leave it off and carefully install your heatsink. Many people go to great lengths to get them off to lower temperature.
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There is still this black rubber adhesive around the edge that was holding the IHS on I assume. Should I just remove that, apply some compound on the core, and then throw the sink/fan right over?
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Yes, but be careful to seat the heatsink down square don't tip it. Spread a tiny amount of paste over the core, just enough to cover.
As long as the black sealant is lower than the core you can leave it.
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