What is the best way to apply thermal compound when reseating a CPU?

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What is the best way to apply thermal compound when reseating a CPU?

  • Clean the CPU and the base of the heat sink with isopropyl alcohol before applying the thermal compound.
  • Use rubbing alcohol to clean the base of the heat sink before applying thermal compound.
  • Scrape off the old thermal compound on the heat sink with a sharp knife and apply the thermal compound liberally.
  • Put a thick layer of thermal compound over the existing thermal compound before reseating the CPU.
  • Change the base of the heat sink before applying the thermal compound.

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