If the computer has been running for several years, the thermal paste on the processor may require replacement.
How can I change it with my own hands and should I do it?
If the thermal paste on the computer processor is fromTime "petrified", if it was not caused during the assembly of the PC, the computer may overheat and because of this shut down. In this situation, you need to change the thermal paste. But is it possible to do this with our own hands or still entrust this operation to a specialist?
To change the thermal paste on the computer processorYou need to remove the cooler (fan) from the processor, clean the surface of the processor from the traces of the old thermal paste and apply a new one. Use to apply a small drop of thermal paste to the processor, evenly distributing it on the surface of the processor (the processor from the motherboard should not be removed).
1. Do not apply a thick layer of thermal grease!
2. Apply thermal paste only to the part of the processor that will directly contact the radiator of the cooling system.
3. To distribute thermal grease, do not use cotton buds. It is better to take a plastic spatula.
4. To "lubricate" the processor, you should use only a special thermal grease, which can be purchased at computer stores. Any other substances can disrupt the computer!
Any user should be aware that there areDifferent models of sockets (connectors for installing the processor on the motherboard), including those that are installed at the very beginning of the computer assembly. That is, if you remove the cooler from the motherboard, you will have to remove the motherboard from the case (for this you will have to remove all the devices from the motherboard, disconnect it from the power supply, remove the connectors coming from the buttons and ports located on the Housing). For such models of sockets, you can safely not be recommended to twist the cooler from the processor yourself, because without knowing the intricacies of connecting various devices to the motherboard, you can make these connections incorrect, that is, provoke a breakdown. Examples of such sockets: 775, 1155, 1150, 1156, 1366.
But there are sockets, the installation of a cooler on whichAssumes a complete disassembly of the computer, hence changing the thermal paste will not be very difficult. Examples of such sockets: 478, 754, 939, 940, AM2, AM3, FM1. On the side of the cooler installed on such sockets, the latches are clearly visible, the pressure of which is released by the cooler clip and the cooling system is easily removed from the processor.