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Heat sink CPU compound


Scubaman

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I have just removed the heatsink from a duff mobo and the CPU was stuck to it. I seperated them but the brown mating compound has come off. Is this compound needed to fit the new CPU and if so where can I get some?. Am I right in thinking it is used to make a good contact for cooling.

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rickf

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Yes, for good contact and colling. Get Artic Silver. Any comp shop should have it or try eBay. get a good one.

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rickf

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Can always wipe off the residue on the CPU with a bit of alcohol. Just a bit mind?

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sharpamat

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Both the compound and cleaner are avilable at PC World

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gengiscant

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The cleaner is really a waste of money unless it is something you are going to be using on a fairly regular basis. I use a dab of aftershave and a microfiber cloth.

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Scubaman

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Thanks guys, have ordered the compound from ebay.

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