|Can I use thermal paste on the broken thermal adhesive boundary between my CPU and heat sink?|
The story so far;
I am trying to get my old samsung xo5 working, and hopefully learn a bit about computer hardware in the process. I was taking it apart piece by piece, making notes, and in doing so I removed the heat sink from the mobo (I could have left it attached and still taken the mobo out, but you live and learn). It came away really easily and most of the adhesive stayed on the chip. I'm not planning on overclocking or anything like that, just getting the thing working to run puppy linux and use as a netbook. Please world, adorn me with your wisdom.