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Wet thermal paste after 5 years?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello. I'm new in the forum.

After several years I decided to update an old Dell Inspiron 620s PC with a not-so-old i5 4th gen processor, motherboard and memory combo that I had assembled on another build, five years ago.

I thought it was a good opportunity to replace the thermal paste, and to my surprise, it was still wet on the corners. The heatsink was the Intel original thermal solution.

Is this normal? Or it was perhaps too much thermal paste?

Greetings from Argentina

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Way too much.


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looks good to me, better too much than not enough I'd say!

 

 

you're gonna have to replace the paste now however...

 


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