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AMD Fx-8320 come with pre-applied thermal paste?

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January 17, 2014 8:15:37 AM

Hello, so when I built my PC, I forgot to a apply thermal paste on the CPU. I heard it is really important to have. I read that some CPU's came with pre-applied thermal paste, but I never got a definitive answer for my specific CPU. Before I freak out, does the AMD Fx-8320 come with pre-applied thermal paste? If yes, should I worry about thermal paste? If no, then I'd know what to do. Thanks guys in advance.
Btw, I bought it off of newegg if that matters at all.

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January 17, 2014 8:22:21 AM

If you used the stock cooler, there was paste on it. The paste is pre-applied on the cooler. I bought my FX-8320 from Microcenter, and that's how it came (although I used my own cooler, a Xigmatek Gaia).
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a c 509 À AMD
January 17, 2014 8:22:40 AM

The std cooler comes with a preapplied paste!
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January 17, 2014 8:22:45 AM

Yes, you definitely need thermal paste. Usually heatsinks that come with CPUs have thermal paste preapplied on the bottom. I've never seen a CPU come with thermal paste preapplied, nor would I want it that way.

If you are using something other than the stock headsink that came with the CPU, Tom's has some info about how to apply thermal paste here:
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