any thermal pads or other compound from the
heat sink and the CPU core surfaces.
Use a LINT FREE cloth and low residual solvent
such as isopropyl alcohol or acetone (nail polish
remover) to clean the mating surfaces completely.
Make absolutely sure the surfaces are free of
foreign materials such as old compound, a hair,
piece of lint or oil from fingers. Note:
Never use any oil or petroleum based cleaners
(WD-40, citrus based grease removers and other
automotive degreasers) to clean the surfaces.
a finger into a clean plastic bag and apply
a small amount of Silver Thermal Compound to
the outside of the bag. To apply the compound,
use a circular motion to rub the compound onto
the base of the heat sink where the CPU core
will contact it. Use a LINT FREE cloth to clean
the surface again.
DO NOT use any
solvent or fluid this time.
and carefully squeeze about 1/2 size of an uncooked
grain of white rice or 1/4 of a BB to the CPU
a razor blade or the clean edge of a piece of
paper to spread the compound over the core.
Note: DO NOT use your finger to apply or
smooth the compound.
the manufacturer's instructions to secure the
heat sink. Minimize any "Twisting"
or lateral "Sliding".