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New system build, and just one quick question.

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August 18, 2008 1:43:11 PM

Hi everybody,

I'm a long time lurker and Tom's reader, but just signed up today. :) 

Ok, fast question. This weekend I built my new machine and used the Intel E8400 retail kit. It was an easy build, and seems to be running great. When I added the Heatsink/fan to the CPU I didn't add any thermal grease -- I think it was already on the Intel supplied fan. Is that right?

The CPU seems to be running about 33C from CMOS (so maybe 43C core?).

PS: I'm not doing any OCing...... yet. :) 


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August 18, 2008 2:52:55 PM

Thats what it looked like to me, but I just couldn't find it written down in the instructions for the CPU and I wanted to make sure.

I will check out realtemp when I get home tonight. :) 

Thank you,