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Replacing CPU thermal paste.
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personally I've never seen a CPU fry or go bad. most of the time they will last for many years because there are so many things that will fry before they will. first they have a build in fail safe to where if the CPU temp gets to a certain point you computer will just shut off. like you will be using the computer and then it all just goes black and nothing. In cases like this the problem lies in the cooling, your CPU is getting too hot. to fix this issue you most likely need to replace the thermal compound between the CPU and the heat sink. also get some canned air which you will use to blow the dust out of the CPU heat sink

Before you start make sure you have some thermal paste for the job.
   

first you need to remove the side cover of your computer and you should see a setup like this
   

also the heatsink will be the big metal thing ontop of the cpu and is usually very easy to find.
   

Next you want to remove the CPU heat sink via a clip or a screw, please refer to the motherboard manual for more detail on how to remove the heat sink, most times you can just look at it and figure it out.
   

when you remove the heatsink you will see something like this.
   
   


use some q-tips to wipe the old thermal paste from the cpu and the bottom of the heatsink.
If needed, you can dip the q-tips in rubbing alchohol to clean the old paste from the heatsink and the top of the cpu.
   
   

next apply a small blob of thermal past onto the cpu.
   

then using your finger carefully spread it over the face of the cpu like shown.
   

after this step use the canned air to blow out the fins of the cpu


next you want to reinstall the heatsink back onto the cpu.
   


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(12-05-2014, 01:17 PM)trentenmarschel Wrote:
(01-09-2013, 01:45 PM)trentenmarschel Wrote: personally I've never seen a CPU fry or go bad. most of the time they will last for many years because there are so many things that will fry before they will. first they have a build in fail safe to where if the CPU temp gets to a certain point you computer will just shut off. like you will be using the computer and then it all just goes black and nothing. In cases like this the problem lies in the cooling, your CPU is getting too hot. to fix this issue you most likely need to replace the thermal compound between the CPU and the heat sink. also get some canned air which you will use to blow the dust out of the CPU heat sink

Before you start make sure you have some thermal paste for the job.


first you need to remove the side cover of your computer and you should see a setup like this


also the heatsink will be the big metal thing ontop of the cpu and is usually very easy to find.


Next you want to remove the CPU heat sink via a clip or a screw, please refer to the motherboard manual for more detail on how to remove the heat sink, most times you can just look at it and figure it out.


when you remove the heatsink you will see something like this.




use some paper towels to wipe the cpu and the bottom of the heatsink clean.



next apply a small blob of thermal past onto the cpu.


then using your finger carefully spread it over the face of the cpu like shown.


after this step use the canned air to blow out the fins of the cpu


next you want to reinstall the heatsink back onto the cpu.

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