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April 22, 2010 7:00:27 PM

Is thermal past necesary for CPU and cooling system?
And if it necesary, can you sugest me what kind of thermal paste is good to use on i5 750 BOX?

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April 22, 2010 7:20:53 PM

Yes, thermal paste is absolutely necessary. Your stock HSF comes with thermal paste pre-applied. It's the gray patch on the bottom. If you still need thermal paste, I recommend MX-2.

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound $9.98

Edit: mi1ez beat me to it. That's pretty funny. Our first sentence is exactly the same. :lol: 
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April 22, 2010 8:08:41 PM

Thermal paste is very important. You CPU will most likely overheat and burn out if you don't apply it. Your i5's stock paste/heatsink is fine. If you want to over clock I suggest a paste such as AS5 or ASMX2. Noctua also has some pretty good thermal pastes in my opinion.
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April 22, 2010 8:20:31 PM

And now, i don't understand.
You say on i5 stock heatsink alredy have thermal paste, or? You mean on these three bold lines on the bottom of heatsink?
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April 22, 2010 8:28:20 PM

Yes, those three lines are the thermal paste.
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April 22, 2010 8:47:23 PM

Best answer selected by Misko195.
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