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New CPU+H100i need thermal paste

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  • Intel i7
  • Thermal Compound
  • CPUs
  • Cooling
  • Corsair
  • New Build
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November 18, 2013 1:49:38 AM

I'm building a new machine and I have a brand new i7 4770k and an H100i cooling system. Do I need to apply thermal paste on the CPU or anything like that?

or apply in future....

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a c 156 à CPUs
November 18, 2013 5:53:06 AM

bouncedk said:
I would recommend MX-2 or MX-4. Unlike Arctic Silver, it's non conductive and requires zero curing time so you will get great temps right from the get go - Then do what the above poster posted.


Pretty sure arctic silver isnt conductive. But regardless, its a mediocre thermal paste anyway.
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a c 156 à CPUs
November 18, 2013 6:10:12 AM

bouncedk said:
Oh it's conductive and kinda old.



Link? Pretty sure it isnt. From what I can see, its a ceramic non electrically conductive paste.
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a c 94 à CPUs
November 18, 2013 6:42:23 AM

If you compared a "high end" thermal paste to a "low end" thermal paste, you will not see amazing temperature differences maybe a 2-3 degree difference (possibly). Any thermal paste will suffice, it more depends on the cooling solution itself such as cooling fans and the CPU cooler.

I use MX-4 as do many others and it does its job. I got it due to the fact that you get a lot in one tube.

Also you can use toothpaste as a thermal compound, don't believe me? check this>http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080128214...
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a c 94 à CPUs
November 18, 2013 12:53:45 PM

No, but my cousin has, it does dry up after a couple of hours, but I am merely stating the basic principle that it can work for a fixed period of time of course. It was also partly a joke which you clearly did not understand, I find that perplexing.
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November 18, 2013 1:32:02 PM

Remember use the absolute minimum and spread it as thinly as you can - metal-on-metal is the best thermal interface and the compound is just to fill any tiny pits and dimples (which are not visible to the naked eye)...
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a c 94 à CPUs
November 18, 2013 2:58:44 PM

It's cool man, I guess sometimes jokes are not acceptable. TBH I just did the dot method for sheer simplicity and ease

How about this method (this is a joke). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnyoJtv9Cx0
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November 18, 2013 10:57:11 PM

Arctic silver ceramic has worked wonders for me and is non conductive.
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