Thermal Paste on stock Intel heatsinks? Tags: Intel i7 Heatsinks Thermal Compound Intel CPUs Last response: October 24, 2013 5:56 PM in CPUs Share tim4tech October 24, 2013 5:51:12 PM Hey guys!!!! I just got my Core-I7 4770K and it's stock heatsink had gray stuff all over the bottom of it. Is that thermal paste? Thanks, Tim4tech More about : thermal paste stock intel heatsinks Reply to tim4tech Jaxem a b à CPUs October 24, 2013 5:56:14 PM Yes, they saved you the trouble of buying/applying it yourself Reply to Jaxem CepheiA October 24, 2013 5:56:32 PM Yes, its factory pre-applied and its good enough to use. Some people might tell you to clean it off and use your own, in which case, something like Arctic Silver 5 kit is a good starting point. Reply to CepheiA Ask the community Post an answer Related resources : ForumSolvedWhy does Intel ship the stock cooler with three bands of thermal paste, instead of uniform covering over the copper surface? Forumshall i use the stock thermal paste on the stock amd heatsink ForumMust I get rid off thermal paste after my external build a stock heatsink? ForumShould I replace the thermal paste on a stock heatsink? ForumNeed help with reapplying thermal paste on stock Core I7 heatsink ForumIntel stock cooler-thermal paste question ForumIntel's Stock Thermal Pad vs Paste ForumSolvedRemoved Thermal Past from Intel Stock Cooler ForumDo Intel heatsinks (retail) come with thermal past already applied? ForumRemoved Thermal Past from Intel Stock Cooler ForumSolvedWhat Thermal Paste Would You Recommend for Mounting Heatsinks on Graphics Card? ForumSolvedNew Thermal Paste and back up fan (Found One lol) 80c idle > 38c Idle, is this acceptable for a stock cooler? ForumIs it worth removing Intel stock heatsink's paste for artic silver? ForumSolvedSwap CPU heatsinks w/o removing existing thermal paste? ForumSolvedStock or Arctic Silver Thermal Paste? ForumSolvedworth replacing fx-6350 stock thermal paste with mx-2 ? ForumSolvedDoes the AMD FX-6300 stock cooler have pre-applied thermal paste? ForumSolvedStock thermal paste or Cooler Master thermal paste on new CPU? ForumDo heatsinks come with thermal paste? ForumSolvedDo all cpu stock coolers have thermal paste? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !