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Hey guys, I built a PC awhile back and I kinda skimped out on the motherboard. I got what I thought was a decent Biostar, but its been horrible, so today my new Gigabyte mobo arrives in the mail. My question is, do I need to worry about re-applying the thermal paste to the CPU? Or would it be ok to just leave the same paste on there when I swap out the motherboards? I plan on doing some serious overclocking with the Q6600.
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ALWAYS reapply once you unseat the heatsink
Make sure you thoroughly clean the base of the heatsink and top of the CPU with alcohol and Q-Tips before reapplying TIM

And while you're at it, why not lap them to get the best thermal transfer.
 

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Originally Posted by SmasherBasher View Post
ALWAYS reapply once you unseat the heatsink
Make sure you thoroughly clean the base of the heatsink and top of the CPU with alcohol and Q-Tips before reapplying TIM

What he said. At <$1 per application, why not?
 

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Alright, thanks a lot guys. I figured, I should but wasn't sure if it was necessary. Just gotta find that old tube of AS5 and good to go.
 
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