Solved AMD and Intel: Do I need thermal paste? Tags: Intel CPUs Computers Thermal Compound AMD Last response: November 30, 2013 3:40 PM in CPUs Share SebastianZHD November 30, 2013 3:25:22 PM Will I need thermal paste before installing either of these CPUs? Is it really needed? I didn't use it on the last computer I built, and it's working fine. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8320frhkbox http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k More about : amd intel thermal paste JOOK-D a b å Intel a c 435 à CPUs a c 110 À AMD November 30, 2013 3:28:01 PM YES absolutely! Have you checked the temps on the other computer!? And you install it on top of the CPU, and then seat the cooler. Not sure why you said "before", maybe I'm reading too much into it. m 0 l Best solution JOOK-D a b å Intel a c 435 à CPUs a c 110 À AMD November 30, 2013 3:31:14 PM Unless you installed the stock cooler which should have this type of thermal tape attached to the base already.But there should be something, haha. Share Related resources Do I need thermal paste to seat AMD A10 5800K? - Forum Does the Intel Core i5-750 retail need thermal paste? - Forum After market thermal paste on stock Intel cooler? - Forum Thermal Paste on Intel i3 - Forum Intel IHS Soldered, better thermal paste or what - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer SebastianZHD November 30, 2013 3:32:56 PM JOOK-D said:Unless you installed the stock cooler which should have this type of thermal tape attached to the base already.But there should be something, haha. Yeah, I'd be using the stock cooler that comes with it for both. So if I do use those I won't need to buy new thermal gel? It just comes on it? m 0 l Marsigne November 30, 2013 3:40:08 PM SebastianZHD said:JOOK-D said:Unless you installed the stock cooler which should have this type of thermal tape attached to the base already.But there should be something, haha. Yeah, I'd be using the stock cooler that comes with it for both. So if I do use those I won't need to buy new thermal gel? It just comes on it? Yes Thermal paste is pre-applied to the stock cooler, and don't need for new thermal paste. Thermal paste is needed when something that is not the stock cooler, like an Aftermarket Cooler. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDoes the intel i5-4570 heatsink come with thermal paste? Forum SolvedDo i need thermal paste for OCing these Forum SolvedThermal paste! Do I need it? Forum Solvedneed help fast Thermal paste between pins LGA1155 Forum SolvedThermal Paste on AMD A10-5800k CPU Pins - Cleaned, but weird sound. Did AS5 Affect Sound Card? Forum SolvedI want to purchase the AMD FX-6300 CPU. Does it come with thermal paste? Forum SolvedDoes the intel core i5-4430 come with thermal paste already applied? Forum SolvedDo I need to apply thermal paste for a boxed processor? Forum SolvedDo i need to apply a new thermal paste after removing the mobo? Forum SolvedAMD Llano APU A8 3510mx laptop really high idle temps even after applying new thermal paste... is ~70c normal for these? Forum SolvedDo you need thermal paste for the stock CPU and CPU fan? Forum SolvedDoes a computer that isn't overclocked need thermal paste with a liquid cooler. Forum SolvedDo I need gloves to apply thermal paste? Forum SolvedAMD Fx-8320 come with pre-applied thermal paste? Forum SolvedWhy does Intel ship the stock cooler with three bands of thermal paste, instead of uniform covering over the copper surface? Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !