Well - I did it all wrong!! I upgraded from an E6420 (Dual-Core) to Q9450 (Quad-Core) and used the Dual Core instructions for arctic silver 5. I have to redo it now - I'll need to remove the previous goo and re-spread the thermal compound.
Just a few questions...
- Is there any home-based product which has the 'high-purity isopropyl' which I can find at anything at home? If not, where do I go to buy it? (I don't want to order online, takes too long!)
- They said I could use 'Dawn' dishwasher soap to clean off the goo from my CPU - is that OK? Also, I have coffee filters at home, I plan on using those (it said you can in the PDF).
- Lastly, I have AS5 ... I can get Ceramique for $6 at my local Radio Shack. Is there any reason I should use Ceramique over AS5?