AMDs Pre-Applied Thermal Compound

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My friend has a stock CPU cooler for his AM3 CPU and it has a small circle of thermal paste already on it. The instrurctions say nothing about applying your own thermal paste directly to the CPU.

Is that pre-applied thermal paste good, or should he remove it with thermal alcohol and apply his own arctic silver?
 

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Yeah he asked me to put it on for him, and I havn't used anything but aftermarket coolers in like 7 years and never even had a heatsink with pre-applied thermal paste, I looked at it and went >_>. Haha so I thought I'd ask here real quick. I'll just clean it off like I would any TIM and apply the artic silver then.
 

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