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Thermal paste for the heat sink

In reviewing your instructions for replacing the hard drive, you mention re-mounting the heat sink and the requirement for thermal paste.

I want to be sure I understand.....

Is this something I absolutely must do?

It is not 100% clear to me from the instructions.

Thanks

Nancy

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Replacing the thermal paste is a suggestion. It is not necessary when replacing the hard drive.

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but it makes sure the computers gonna keep cool

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No, it makes sure that heat will get transmitted from the processor to the heat sink.

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