Question I removed my Ryzen 5 2600 cooler and put it back

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Hello, I tried to install my ryzen 5 2600 cooler and had to removed it because the screws did not line up (I didn't screw it yet). After that I noticed that the CPU had some thermal paste on it, just a little on one side. Then I installed my CPU cooler, will it be okay?
 
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As long as there's no paste on the underside where the pins are you're fine.
Hello, thanks for the fast response. The thermal paste is pre-applied to the cooler. The first time I didn't screw it, I just put it but the screws didn't line up. I removed it and then I put it back and installed it.
 

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However, if you ever remove the cooler for any reason, you'll need to clean off the old thermal paste (what's there now), and apply new stuff. I recommend Arctic silver 5. If you get it online, shouldn't be much more than a few bucks. Like 5-10. I like it better than the stock paste personally. Seems like over time you get slightly better temps and that it doesn't tend to dry out like stock.
 
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However, if you ever remove the cooler for any reason, you'll need to clean off the old thermal paste (what's there now), and apply new stuff. I recommend Arctic silver 5. If you get it online, shouldn't be much more than a few bucks. Like 5-10. I like it better than the stock paste personally. Seems like over time you get slightly better temps and that it doesn't tend to dry out like stock.
I put the cooler cpu, but i didn´t screw it. Then I removed it and saw that the CPU had some thermal paste on one side. Then I put the cooler and screw it.
 

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