Re: finally upgrading hopefully
As long as ur careful and dont forget to put the mobo in correctly (ie check to make sure it isnt shorting) u shud be fine. If you remove the heatsink from the CPU then yes u need to reapply the thermal paste. Arctic silver has instructions on what to use on the site to clean the cpu prior to putting more thermal paste on. I just used a tissue lol, but ur sposed to use what they tell u, ie some sort of alcohol cleaner i think. Oh yeah and dont forget u only need a small amount, like the size of a grain of rice.
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