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How do i apply my thermal paste ?

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PeterOz

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Static is a big killer of computers. Have a read of this and tell me what you think.
Step 1) Buy a Thermal Paste. I use Arctic Silver Click On Me BUT after watching this best Thermal Click On Me you could try This Click On Me
Step 2) Remove Power cord and open Computer and touch metal to Earth yourself or Buy this Click On Me

Step 3) Remove fan and heat sink Click On Me for Intel OR Click On Me for AMD If not held on like this then could be screwed on or post back with pic.
Step 4) Clean CPU ( DO NOT REMOVE) and bottom of heat sink using Methylated spirits or Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing alcohol)
Step 5) Apply Thermal Paste Click On Me to CPU Everyone has a different method.
The aim is a nice covering Too little = Bad, Too much = Bad (Think Goldilocks and the three bears). Pic attached
Step 6) Reattach heatsink/fan (after the fan and fins are clean) Click On Me for intel or Click On Me for AMD
Step 7) Apply Power.
Step 8) Cross fingers and turn on computer and Test. Then close computer backup.
 
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