Thermal Paste Removal

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  1. fenixrisingxl

    fenixrisingxl Member

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    Hey, fellas. I just purchased an AMD 6400+ processor (with stock heatsink and fan last week. Since installation, it's been running 35-38c idle, and jumps to 55-58c when I game (measured using CoreTemp). I consider that to be a little to close to comfort in regards to the stock maximum temps provided on AMD's website (55-63c).
    I decided to purchase a Zalman 9700 to drop these temps as much as possible, but have one question.
    If I'm correct, I need to remove whatever thermal paste is on the cpu leftover from the stock heatsink and fan currently in use. If that's true, what is the easiest way to do that without damaging the cpu?
    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. DSparil

    DSparil Ancient Guru

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    I personally use a q-tip and sometimes a tinge of rubbing alcohol to get the thermal paste off. Just use very little of the alcohol though, just to loosen up the grease on the CPU. Seems to work for me.
     
  3. fenixrisingxl

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    Thanks. I'll try that when it shows up tomorrow.
     

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