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Motherboard question

By greatman05
Oct 16, 2006
  1. I recently (by accident) removed a processor from one of my computers. In doing this, until I removed the processor from the heatsink, it became impossible to install. Now, my question is, (since I didn't apply any extra thermal compund), will my processor run hotter? If so, do I need to use a better cooler, or simply add more thermal compound? The processor is a Intel Celeron 2.5gHZ socket mPGA478 with stock cooling inside of a Compaq S5010NX computer system.
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    It's not a question of extra thermal compound. You have to clean off the old compound and apply fresh compound. To reassemble without doing anything, seriously risks overheating the CPU and quickly too.
     
  3. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    How much will this compound cost? How much do I apply? How would I clean this compound off the CPU without damaging it?
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    It depends on how many ounces you buy. From about $5 to $16.

    For how much to apply, check this Artic Silver site. You can use isoproply alcohol to clean it off.
     
  5. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    They said in the document to attach the heatsink and twist it counterclockwise and clockwise at least once. What does this do? I thought you were supposed to spread it out with something before attaching the heatsink.
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Twisting it will spread the paste out thoroughly and make sure it sits as flat as possible, if you think about it, it's common sense!!!!!!
     
  7. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    Oh. Thanks!
     
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