Question Reapply thermal paste to new computer that has been in closet for 2 years.

Jan 19, 2022
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I built a new computer about 2 years ago (ryzen 9, noctua cpu fan) but due to personal things i could not use it. I am finally back home and can use it. However, i'm worried that maybe i should reapply the thermal paste that has been sitting in there for 2 years unused. Is that necessary or can i leave it as is?
 

kanewolf

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I built a new computer about 2 years ago (ryzen 9, noctua cpu fan) but due to personal things i could not use it. I am finally back home and can use it. However, i'm worried that maybe i should reapply the thermal paste that has been sitting in there for 2 years unused. Is that necessary or can i leave it as is?
Don't fix something you don't know is broken. Boot it and monitor. Then fix it if broken.
 

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