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    can I curse? FUCK!
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    Guys, I just bought a tube of arctic silver 5 and I need to know how to remove my old paste and put on the new one.. Thanks..

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    clocker's Avatar Shovel Ready
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    Use alcohol ( medicinal) or a solvent ( I use acetone) to clean the old TIM away.
    Go to AS's website to see the recommended method of applying their product.
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    Scape what you can off with your fingernail and then use acetone.

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    Go here great straight forward videos about the heatsink and applying thermal paste.
    http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/Techni...%5E6678,00.html
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    Here is the official guide by arctic silver.

    I&#39;d read it through once or twice before starting so you will know what u need before starting.

    Here is how I do it:
    1. Remove heatsink.
    2. Use lighter fluid to remove the thermal paste from teh heatsink and carefully from the cpu core. (I find it works WAY better than rubbing alcohol).
    3. Beucase i am scared of teh lighter fluid igniting I usually do one quick rub with rubbing alcohol just in case.

    (remember not to use too much of this stuff, don&#39;t want it to run down onto other components)

    4. Apply a small amount of thermal paste to the heatsink. About the size of a peice of rice.
    5. Pick off a quarter of this rice size peice and put it on the core of the cpu and rub on using a credit card. Apply evenly all over. The layer can be VERY thin, the thicker it is the worse the temps will be. Make sure it covers the whole core.
    6. Rub the excess into the heatsink with a rubber glove or lint free rag. Rub it in A LOT. No exess should be on the heatsink. Run it so much that it just sort of tints the heatsunk&#39;s bottom to a darker shade of grey (or darker copper color if your&#39;s is a copper heatsink).
    Then carefully place the heatsink on and clip on the clip, then turn the heatsink a little to rub the paste in. If it won&#39;t move don&#39;t force it.


    Good luck.

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    A friend told me to use a plastic bag and spread the paste on? is that right?

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    Originally posted by Shiranai_Baka@12 July 2004 - 17:58
    A friend told me to use a plastic bag and spread the paste on? is that right?
    ya that works too. (for the heatsink, for the cpu i wouldn&#39;t use anything other than a credit card...)

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    Originally posted by Shiranai_Baka@12 July 2004 - 16:58
    A friend told me to use a plastic bag and spread the paste on? is that right?
    Yes, that&#39;s fine. That keeps the oils from your fingers out of the paste. Only apply a thin layer.

    Edit: Beaten both times now.

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    Erm.. Can I use like my school ID card? haha its still plastic =P

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    Originally posted by Shiranai_Baka@12 July 2004 - 17:04
    Erm.. Can I use like my school ID card? haha its still plastic =P
    Depends on what school and the plastic they use.

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