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using thermal paste

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Apr 26, 2001
im going to put some thermal paste upon my processor because overheating problem and id like to know if i can start using it right after have reinstalled everything? Should i wait for some time or i can use it as soon as possible?
Thermal compound or paste?
I wouldnt put a adhesive on the cpu it will be alot harder to get the heatsink back off.
If its not adhesive then you can use it right away.