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I removed my thermal pad, and added the appropriate amount of AS5.

Questions:
1) When should I clean it off and add more? About a months time? 6 months?

2) If I remove my heatsink for any reason, do I have to scrape off the old thermal compound, and apply more? Does it break the seal or something?

3) Also, what is best method for removing old thermal grease?

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1. Only replace when you remove the heatsink.
2. Yes, clean it off and re-apply.
3. Use qtips and rubbing alcohol.
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Bigval got it all. That's exactly it.
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You could almost consider it preference. I only change it every 3-4 heatsink mountings and I never see a drop in performance. Also for removal, I only use articlean. Just one drop turns all the paste into liquid so it can be simply wiped away with a paper towel and leaves the surface often cleaner than before.
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