No thermal paste needed? Tags: Homebuilt Thermal Compound Heatsinks Intel i7 Systems Product Last response: January 10, 2010 5:49 AM in Systems Share thuglife67889 January 3, 2010 7:03:36 AM im running an i7 Oc to 3.5 using the stock fan and heatsink now im getting the Cooler masters V8 and it has a Mirror-finished that makes 100% contact with the processor does it mean that i dont need thermal paste? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More about : thermal paste needed apache_lives a b B Homebuilt system January 3, 2010 7:16:38 AM you always need thermal paste m 0 l welshmousepk a b B Homebuilt system January 3, 2010 7:33:16 AM yeah, it can't possibly make perfect contact without TIM to fill the gap. m 0 l Related resources Thermal Paste. Is it needed? - Forum New install Core i5-2500k on a Asus P8Z68V Pro - Thermal Paste needed? - Forum Do I need thermal paste for my i7 4790k? - Forum Do I need new thermal paste or a new cpu cooler - Forum How often do I need to apply Thermal paste? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jsc a c 122 B Homebuilt system January 3, 2010 11:26:12 AM But you don't know if the CPU heat spreader is perfectly flat. m 0 l shovenose January 3, 2010 11:29:48 AM yes i hate that gooey thermal crap too m 0 l False_Dmitry_II a b B Homebuilt system January 4, 2010 3:39:24 AM You could always "lap" the CPU, but even then I'd still use paste. m 0 l welshmousepk a b B Homebuilt system January 4, 2010 3:50:44 AM even a lapped CPU needs paste. the paste needs to be there to fill even microscopic gaps that could trap air and insulate the chip. that would be bad. m 0 l thuglife67889 January 10, 2010 5:49:25 AM yeah ill just play it safe and use it i have some left no biggie m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Is it needed to use thermal paste when...? Forum SolvedNeed help please about thermal paste! Forum SolvedPlease! I Need help and tips on how to properly clean and apply thermal paste to heatsink and cpu! Forum SolvedDo you still need thermal paste when you have a water cooler for your CPU? Forum SolvedDo i need thermal paste for OCing these Forum SolvedThermal paste! Do I need it? Forum Help needed choosing thermal paste Forum Solvedneed help fast Thermal paste between pins LGA1155 Forum SolvedDo I need to apply thermal paste for a boxed processor? Forum SolvedDo i need to apply a new thermal paste after removing the mobo? Forum SolvedDo you need thermal paste for the stock CPU and CPU fan? Forum thermal paste needed? Forum SolvedDoes a computer that isn't overclocked need thermal paste with a liquid cooler. Forum SolvedDo I need gloves to apply thermal paste? Forum SolvedWill I need a thermal paste Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !