Is it OK to reuse factory thermal glue on Athlon XP cpu?
I did search but couldnt find anything specific, so any help would be appreciated.
I just got a refurbished XP 2400+ from Newegg. The heatsink already has some thermal paste on it that has been used and so does the CPU. Since the warranty on used chips is only 7 days, i need to test it right away to see if it's functional and i don't have any new paste at the moment. It is alright to reuse the paste or do I risk burning the CPU?
Also, could someone explain or link the info on how to remove old paste from heatsink and cpu, and apply the new one? Do I just take the knife and scrape it off? How much of new paste do i need to apply?
Are there any specific heatsinks and paste that I should look for to improve the chip's performance or is stock combo OK?
btw, the board that i'm using is Asus a7v8x