Heat sink CPU compound

  Scubaman 17:50 24 Sep 2011

I have just removed the heatsink from a duff mobo and the CPU was stuck to it. I seperated them but the brown mating compound has come off. Is this compound needed to fit the new CPU and if so where can I get some?. Am I right in thinking it is used to make a good contact for cooling.

  rickf 18:33 24 Sep 2011

Yes, for good contact and colling. Get Artic Silver. Any comp shop should have it or try eBay. get a good one.

  rickf 18:34 24 Sep 2011

Can always wipe off the residue on the CPU with a bit of alcohol. Just a bit mind?

  sharpamat 06:53 25 Sep 2011

Both the compound and cleaner are avilable at PC World

  gengiscant 07:37 25 Sep 2011

The cleaner is really a waste of money unless it is something you are going to be using on a fairly regular basis. I use a dab of aftershave and a microfiber cloth.

  Scubaman 20:08 25 Sep 2011

Thanks guys, have ordered the compound from ebay.

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