Solved Thermal Conductivity Compound Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Processors Last response: February 22, 2010 6:58 AM in CPUs Share welliam February 21, 2010 5:00:31 PM Hello, I have processor I7 860 and I dont do any over clock , do I need to buy special thermal conductivity compound ? I have ordinary heat sink compound (small white material in plastic ribbon), is it enough ? Thanks More about : thermal conductivity compound Best solution hunter315 a c 201 à CPUs February 21, 2010 5:36:38 PM if you arent planning on OCing at all, then the stock heatsink with the stock TIM will suffice. Better heatsinks and TIM are used when you need or want to get the temps lower but the stock heatsink is designed to keep them within acceptable range. Share welliam February 21, 2010 7:14:03 PM I saw under the fan heatsink 3 strips of gray material is that the enough ? Thanks m 0 l Related resources Is the thermal compound that comes with Xigmatek Thor's Hammer conductive (might - Forum Thermal Conductivity Higher or Lower? (Thermal Paste) - Forum CPU Thermal paste's thermal conductivity? - Forum Copper vs. Nickel thermal conductivity? - Forum Thermal Conductivity on Grease\Paste\Goop - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hunter315 a c 201 à CPUs February 21, 2010 11:40:35 PM yeah, when you mount the heatsink it will squish and spread out to cover the entire based of the heatsink. m 0 l welliam February 22, 2010 6:57:41 AM Best answer selected by mdk4ever. m 0 l welliam February 22, 2010 6:58:01 AM thanks alot m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedhow do I replace the thermal compound Forum SolvedDirect contact cpu cooler needs thermal compound? Forum SolvedCorsair H55 pre-applied thermal compound good for GPU? Forum SolvedChanging thermal compound? Forum SolvedIs the Thermal compound the reason I have such high temperatures under maximum load? Forum SolvedBest Thermal Paste compound to use on the i7 4790k Forum Solvedis it necessary to use thermal compound Forum Solvedcpu cooler or thermal compound Forum SolvedManhattan Thermal Grease vs AVE Thermal Compound Forum SolvedDo intel cpu:s already have thermal compound on them? Forum SolvedCPU overheat . Thermal Compound!!! Help Forum SolvedWhat thermal compound should I use? Forum SolvedDoes removing the heatsink without reapplying thermal compound cause CPU throttling? Forum SolvedEffects of thermal compound on CPU pins? Forum SolvedWhich thermal compound to use Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !