Stock cooler pre applied TIM is paraffin base, on initial heating, paraffin evaporates, compound spreads out displays air bforming a heat transfer layer.. If you separate heatsink from CPU and then assemble again, initial process is not performed and air is trapped, transfer layer performs poorly.
Cleaning and applying new TIM, (usually as a small BB sized blob in the centre of the CPU top, spreads out under pressure, expelling air, forming a transfer layer.
I use this TIM as it is electrically non-conductive. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835186038
will removing and reapplying the TIM void my warranty?
EDIT: Also out of curiosity could you explain the purpose of the following steps?
These are the steps I would like you to follow.
1. With the PSU off, disconnect everything from the case, except the PSU, > remove the side panel, lay the case down flat.
2. Disconnect the HDD, > switch the PSU on, > press the power on button, count to ten, > Press the power on button and hold in until the computer powers off.
3. Switch off the PSU and disconnect the cable.
EDIT: Im trying to round up all the parts to send back, but have run into another problem. I found a plastic bag with no words printed on it, only numbers. I have no idea what goes in it. Is there any way to find out? I have include pictures of the container
Edited by Leo_Leonardo, 21 July 2014 - 10:11 PM.