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Last response: in Overclocking
January 9, 2011 11:05:47 PM

Is thermal paste/compund really necessary for my build? If so could anyone recommend me some?

motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
processor: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YV64OI/ref=ord_car...
cpu fan: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0028Y4S9K/ref=ord_car...

Thanks in advance!

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January 12, 2011 12:23:50 AM

IC Diamond is better, I know I use it and my temps dropped almost 10 degrees Celcius over arctic silver
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January 12, 2011 12:59:01 AM

You must use thermal compound it is critical in obtaining good temperatures for your CPU without it your processor will overheat.
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January 12, 2011 1:51:52 AM

agree..
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January 12, 2011 9:11:22 AM

You shouldn't need to purchase extra thermal paste. There should be some supplied with heatsink, see the tube here
http://www.coolermaster.com/upload/product/6635/feature...

Arctic silver or similar will probably be slightly better quality and may drop a few degrees but you won't need it.
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January 12, 2011 1:16:19 PM

You can use the provided paste with the CPU cooler that comes boxed with the CPU. However, I've always cleaned that off and used my own TIM and installed the cooler...you'll net a little cooler temps this way.
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