proedge

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so i sent my motherboard back because i narrowed possibilities down to MOBO or CPU being bad. When i reinstall my cpu and heatsink fan do i have to apply new thermal paste or should the residue on the cpu and hsf enough. only reason i ask if i have to apply some more i should start shopping around my neighborhood for some.
 

Pearlmam

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Reapplying the thermal paste is the right thing to do. You might be able to get away with using the residual paste if you keep it clean. However, do the right thing and reapply. Thermal paste is cheap and you will be able to build your next 20 computers with the stuff you will buy.
 
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speak for yourself!
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