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How do you remove the crap thermal paste on heatsinks ????

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Dec 19, 2000
I purchased an AMD 1 ghz cpu and it came with a HS to my suprise... (i ordered a global win fop32) ... Anywho! it has some crap white thermal paste, and some artic silver paste should be coming in the mail soon. Should i remove the thermal paste that is on the heatsink rite now? How much of a difference will the artic silver paste make ? And most importantly how do i properly remove thermal paste from a heatsink???
Let it heat up and then remove with your finger-nail. Then wipe clean with Isopropyl Alcohol. WAIT until you can replace it with your Thermal compound. It will make a difference over what you have now!!