[SOLVED] Fan thermal compound

Jan 7, 2019
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I have a new fan and I need to replace my old one but the cpu has thermal paste still on it do I have to get more
 
If you are replacing a CPU cooler, then yes you need to remove the old thermal paste and replace it with new thermal paste. A BB size dot in the middle of the CPU is enough.

If you are just replacing a fan then, you don't need to remove the cooler. Just remove the old fan and replace it. The installation varies usually the fans are secured with a spring clip.
 
If you are replacing a CPU cooler, then yes you need to remove the old thermal paste and replace it with new thermal paste. A BB size dot in the middle of the CPU is enough.

If you are just replacing a fan then, you don't need to remove the cooler. Just remove the old fan and replace it. The installation varies usually the fans are secured with a spring clip.
 

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