Thermal Paste help pls

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Hows do i apply it on a new HSF which already has one of the small, square thermal 'bits' on it? Do i need to remove that first?

Any tips would be great, thanks!
 
Yes, remove that! I once destroyed a PIII 933 because of bits of hardened cooling paste were in the way. I don't know how to remove it (it's very fragile).
 
The HSF is brand new, unused. So i dont mean bits left over from previous usage - i mean the square shaped thermal 'pad' that comes already on it.

Remove it??
 
Teddy said:
The HSF is brand new, unused. So i dont mean bits left over from previous usage - i mean the square shaped thermal 'pad' that comes already on it.

Remove it??
If your going to use paste yes you have to remove the pad ... you use 1 or the other.
 
Great, thanks both of you!

Sorted and happy now..running nicely at ~39c
 

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