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Which way should I put my heatsink?

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I'm replacing my CPU and I'm trying to decide which way would be the best to put my heatsink.



Should I put it that ^ way or that < way?

Also, here's a photo of the first seat I did (like two years ago). See how the thermal paste is off centred? Could that have been the cause of my high temperatures?



Lastly, can I use this stuff for cleaning my heatsink and CPU?

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^ IMO, and possibly but not a huge temp increase
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When I had my noctua nh-u12p in a antec 300, it seemed to work better < for some reason
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I was thinking maybe ^ because heat rinses, so I might get lower temps right?
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post #5 of 10
Best way to place the heatsink would be so that air goes from right to left and out the exhaust fan in the back.

And yes you can use isopropyl to clean off the heatsink/CPU, just don't get an excess anywhere. Use either cotton swabs or the little cotton sticks that you use to clean your ears out.
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I was thinking maybe ^ because heat rinses, so I might get lower temps right?
I thought that too, but it didn't seem to work for me. I even had a 140mm fan above it rather than the 120 on the side and it still wasn't quite as good. It defies logic but there must be a reason, I just don't know it
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Right to left, and use the push/pull fan method.
 
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Those wimpy heatsinks on the NB/SB are killing me
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I installed it ^ way for now. My video card temps seem to have gone up though. =/
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