Having problems with your Intel Pentium 4 3.0E GHz 800MHz 1MB Socket 478 CPU ?

I have PC INTEL CPU 3.2 GHz P4. It is about 5 years old. It is running at 67 Degrees Celsius based on some software I downloaded. Question, what is the deal on thermal pastes? At what point do you need to replace it, and what are the detailed steps? How do you know if you need replace the paste? Thank you


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Modern thermal pastes are so thin you don't have to worry about getting it even, just dab it on and the heatsink will smash it flat. Dab too much on and you make a mess. Fairly simple concept CPU can't overheat with uneven thermal paste.

Even badly put thermal paste will not let the cpu to overheat, maybe only go 1 degree higher than it should be.
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