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    Ok... If i put thermal compound on my cpu, how long will it last before i have to reapply it back on?? also do i have to put more on when i take the cpu off the heatsink???
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    I'm not exactly sure about this but I don't think that thermal compound has to be re-applied.

    The only time you'll have to do it over is when you change the processor or the heatsink.
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    I concur with toolbox.. It shouldn't need to be reapplied unless you change the hs or processor or you remove one of them, then you may need a touch up.

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    Depends on what heat transfer compound you purchase. Generally you do not need to re-apply, however there IS some real cheap stuff out there. If when you squeeze the paste out, it wants to run, then you probably have the cheap stuff. Some brands will transfer heat much better then others as well. Check out the selection of cooling pastes and tapes at this site.
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    thanks alot for clearing that up guys, i think i am gonna go for that artic silver stuff i am not sure on the name but i will get the better silver stuff anyways
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    Here's a link...

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    You should be very happy with that choice, Artic Silver Thermal Compound was recently rated #1 in a recent thermal compound shootout.


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    i ordered some silver compound. they say it cuts 5c off temps compared to the normal stuff..we will see
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    thanks for the link, should i get the one for small or large contact areas?? i have a celeron 566@850??? and thats not a bad price
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