Closed Corsair H55 Tags: Heatsinks Corsair Overclocking Last response: November 22, 2012 6:21 PM in Overclocking Share NowOrNever November 20, 2012 12:09:18 AM I am gunna first time build a computer in a few weeks and I am still confused if its necessary to use thermal compound on the cpu regardless what cooling system you are using？ More about : corsair h55 rgd1101 November 20, 2012 12:14:49 AM yes. it necessary. Best solution amuffin a c 148 K Overclocking November 20, 2012 6:29:32 AM The H55 has preapplied paste, you should use it because it saves you the trouble of doing it yourself. Don't worry, you won't see that much of a difference if you used your own pasted. HOWEVER, I do recommend something else like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO as it is cheaper and performs relatively near the H55, but at a much lower price. Related resources Corsair H55 or Antec Kuhler 620 - Forum CORSAIR H55 backplate issue - Forum Need advice choosing H55 board - Forum I5 750 and 5850 on H55 - Forum Intel H55 & TWIN3X2048-1800C7DFIN DDR3 question?? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer leon2006 a b K Overclocking November 22, 2012 1:34:34 AM Thermal compound is a must for efficient heat transfer between the CPU surface and heatsink. NowOrNever November 22, 2012 1:50:28 AM Best answer selected by NowOrNever. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew H55 Build with I5-650 ForumCorsair Water cooling ForumWill a Corsair TX 650w work with a GA-H55M-UD2H ForumAMD FX6100, safe Temps ForumCasual Conversation Thread Mk III ForumInstalling windows frezes on win logo ForumBuilding a Gaming PC for/under $1500 ForumAPU 10 5800k Core Voltage question. ForumDiscussion Thread: Watercooling/Closed Loop Coolers ForumCould HDD be causing freezing problem ForumMini ITX case help ForumMy friends first rig ForumCPU fan clicking? Forum[Solved] AMD A8 3850/ Blackbone case Corsair H60 ForumThe Corsair H80i..? Will it fit? More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !