Reusing CPU HSF

  • manuleka
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I'm upgrading CPU (PIII 667 to 1.0Ghz) and wondering the best sandpaper grids should i use to smoothout the HSF surface with?

The sandpapers i got are P1000, P1200, P1500 (Wet & Dry)

Someone mentioned to me before that i should use P2000 but where i'm at i can't get access to finer grids than 1500...

would the P1500 be good enough???

thanx! :)
  • grimshit
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Post 3+ Months Ago

As long as the bottom of the heatsink is relitivly flat then it is usable, the thermal compound will cover any holes or lines.

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  • Tchuki
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I used a pen knife to scrape off old thermal compound, works a treat.

Just incase you want to give that a try.

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