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Thread: Old PC upgrade




  1. #1
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    Default Old PC upgrade

    Hi,

    do you think that I need better cooling? I have old amd sempron 2500+ (1,75ghz) and I'm buying amd athlon 3000+ (2,1ghz). Also do you think that I should aply new termal paste?

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    Default Re: Old PC upgrade

    Hi UltIm4t3 Luk1,

    You should always clean and reapply thermal paste after removing the heatsink from the processor. Furthermore, as thermal paste gets older, it has a tendency to dry out, reducing it's ability to fill in the microscopic gaps and provide a good interface between the two metal surfaces.

    TL;DR:

    Yes.

    Trace

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    Default Re: Old PC upgrade

    Thanks for this kind answer. Ok I will aply new thermal paste, but I dont know anything about fan. It was working very well with old one. I think I will try to use this new processor with it and then buy new one if something goes wrong... Also if I want to aply new thermal pase, I need to clean the old one and it can only be cleaned with some alcohol. Thats what I have heard. Whats the name of that alcohol? Can it be cleaned with something else?

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    Default Re: Old PC upgrade

    Cooling should be fine but if you go ahead be sure to use the decent paste not the cheap stuff that does more harm than good

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