Heatsink and fan question

By kesler
Sep 7, 2007
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  1. I am installing my lga774 cpu.I bought a better heatsink and fan .On the bottom of the , I guess it is an adapter there is a plastic coating. I have to assume I should pull this off?
  2. samjohnson

    samjohnson Newcomer, in training Posts: 320

    If your talking about the thermal paste on the bottom of the heatsink and on top of the CPU then ya it needs to get cleaned of the CPU before installing a new one. I know I read some where that it needs to be cleaned really well, but how to do I don't know. You will need to reapply the thermal paste. If you don't your heatsink will not be able to cool your CPU properly.
    Try some of this for thermal paste.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007
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