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Thermal Paste with New Core 2 Duo Question!

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October 25, 2006 1:35:42 AM


I have been building computers for a while but never built a socket 775 computer. So I just got my Core 2 Duo processor and I opened the package and there I see the processor and the heatsink fan.

Well as I can see the heatsink fan has at the copper zone some gray stuff which I believe is the included thermal paste right? My question is, while installing my Core 2 Duo processor, should I put thermal paste? or I can just put the heatsink fan in because as I said I think those 2 gray squares on the heatsink look like thermal paste so I dont know if Im right or not.

Some help please.

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October 25, 2006 1:58:04 AM

Intel's stock thermal compound. It should work fine as long as you're running stock, however, even at stock personally I'd clean that crap off and use some AS5.
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October 25, 2006 2:46:45 AM

I'd go for Zalman STG1

Good perf, easy to apply!
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October 25, 2006 2:52:20 AM

And it comes with an applicator. :D 
Where can I buy this?
October 25, 2006 7:27:18 PM

Thanks everybody for your help. I wanted to make sure I was doing the right thing.