quote:Originally posted by: giantjoebotThere is a bit more that you have to do. You have to get some 99% isopropyl alcohol and some coffee filters. After removing the heat sink clean the top of the CPU using the alcohol and coffe filter. I also like using cotton swabs first because they seem to get the thermal compond off better than just the coffee filters, but use the coffe filters after wards. After they are all clean hit them with some compressed air, like the kind you use to clean a keyboard. Make sure to hold the can I'd say about 6 to 8 inches away, and as much upright as possible so the propelant doesn't come out. If you are using a 3rd party heatsink then you might need to clean that too. You can either just use the themal pad that comes on the stock heatsink (make sure not to touch it if you do), or you can use some thermal paste. If your using a 3rd party cooler than most likely you will be using thermal paste. It will come with some, but arctic silver is the best. You should read these instructions on arctic silver's website.