ssteeg

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Hi,

I've just purchased a new motherboard to replace my old one. I want to move all of the parts from my old motherboard onto my new one. When moving the CPU, will I need to apply new thermal grease onto the new motherboard? Or will the existing grease be enough?

Thanks,
Scott
 

jonj

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You dont put the thermal grease on the mobo, you put it on your processor to distribute heat away from it to the cpu heatsink/fan.

its your call about reaplying the thermal grease, i would though
 

millwright

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What operating system?
You can't change the motherboard with XP OEM unless they have changed their license policy, and I'm sure there are others. I think a full version can be changed 1 time.
 

grieve

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no question, remove the old grease and apply a new layer if you sperated the CP from the heat sink. If you didnt seperate them... dont bother.
 

grieve

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scrap that... do this.
1) heat up the computer with a little use(so the grease is soft)
2) shut er down and remove the CPU so the heatsink and processor seperate easily.
3) remove old grease.. i use a razor blade and some solvent to get er real clean.
4) apply new grease and RE-Install.
 

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