Moving a CPU with stock cooler from one motherboard to another, do I need to apply thermal paste?

Nasric

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I'd prefer to do this today because Im leaving the state for vacation soon, but I cannot for the life of me find any store that actually sells thermal paste. I'm moving the CPU from one board to another and it's seen some use, but do I need to apply thermal paste if it was originally pre-applied?
 

beyondlogic

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yes you do always you must clean the cooler and reapply new paste you must be always clean the cpu cooler and chip first also before applying new paste a good cleaner isopropyl alcohol 99percent and cotton buds works well for this
 

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