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Help!! Swapping CPU

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by StevenG, 8 Mar 2006.

  1. StevenG


    Joined: 25 Jan 2006

    Posts: 3,119

    Location: Gateshead, Newcastle

    Changing Motherboard.

    i need to put my current processor into my new board when i get it on friday... i need to know how to clean the HSF and chip and how much AS5 to put on it when i put it in the new board..
    thanks for replies
  2. Squidge

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,185

    The "official" way would be to use some Tim clean, but there are plenty of alternatives, such as a paper towels with a bit of alcohol or nail varnish remover, etc.

    For the AS5, just put enough on to cover the top of the IHS. I use an old credit card to smooth it out.