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Do I need a specific thermal compound for the processor?

I just need to know if I need to use a specific kind of thermal compound for my processor?

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Arctic Silver or any similar will work fine... remember to completely clean the old off all surfaces. Similar guide:Installing Thermal Paste.

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+ that's what I use

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+ its what I use also

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Thank you,all for you help on the answer! I am not very computer savvy! but I am learning I think electronics are very intresting thanks you all once agian and I just might have a lot more questions also being that I really don't know anything about computers!

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I'd agree with machead except my answer is no, and yes, generally all thermal paste is the same, but you want to know your sources and buy decent quality paste. The 1 cent a gram from china might not be the best for your electronics. And in my book, it's worth it to spend a few bucks extra on thermal paste than hundreds later on fried components.

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That's what I meant when I said "similar" wasn't even thinking about 1¢/gram paste.

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Thank you for the answer,I a not to computer savvy and so this helped me out alot now I can get working on my putting my computer back together!! thanks again for the answer!

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certainly you need a thermal compund, any kind of it, they are designed to transfer the hot, not to cool your chip or processor. fan do it.

first you have to remove the old one (i mean the thermal compound) when you dissasembly the fan, microprocessor and heatsink.

second you have to apply new one and try to put just enought.

hope you can!

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