Thermal compound? Tags: New Build Thermal Compound Motherboards Gigabyte Intel Systems Last response: February 18, 2010 8:40 PM in Systems Share suddentwigs February 18, 2010 8:39:07 PM I am about to install an Intel Core i3-530 into a gigabyte ga-h55m-usb3 motherboard. Do I need a thermal compound or it included with the processor? More about : thermal compound shortstuff_mt a b V Motherboard February 18, 2010 8:40:42 PM If you bought the Retail version of the CPU then the stock heat sink will have thermal paste pre-applied. There is no need for separate thermal paste. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Removing pink thermal compound Forum Re applying thermal compound to hydro series H80i Forum Ethanol for Cleaning Thermal Compound Forum Picking out a heat sink/ thermal compound Forum Just last question what is the best way to apply Thermal Compound Forum Changing gpu thermal compound Forum What is the "right" amount of thermal compound ? Forum Rotated HSF, should I reapply thermal compound ? Forum Optimal thermal compound pattern for direct contact heat pipes Forum Installing Hyper 212 EVO - Thermal Compound Question Forum Which Thermal Compound to Use? Forum Best Thermal Compound For I7-3970X Forum Applying Thermal Compound Forum Re-Mounting the H80, Thermal Compound ? Forum Applying Thermal Compound Forum Should i buy a new heatsink or replace the thermal compound Forum AMD 4 Core Thermal Compound Question Forum Antec Thermal Compound Forum Best choice of thermal compound Forum Which thermal compound ? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !