Thermal paste Question need a QUICK answer !!! Tags: CPUs Heatsinks Thermal Compound Last response: July 7, 2010 9:00 AM in CPUs Share mjurgilas July 7, 2010 8:10:27 AM Ok if a heatsink has this on the botom: http://img84.imageshack.us/i/pict0801.jpg/ do i need to apply thermal paste on the CPU? More about : thermal paste question quick answer | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove WR2 CPUs Master July 7, 2010 8:56:29 AM Hello mjurgilas; No you don't. That's all you need to get a good thermal interface between the heat sink the CPU. | Report abuse WR2 CPUs Master July 7, 2010 8:58:45 AM That stock intel thermal compound will melt and flow where needed when you start operating your system. Any more thermal compound added to the CPU would probably be too much and actual decrease performance. | Report abuse mjurgilas July 7, 2010 9:00:10 AM Thanks for the help. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Thermal paste Question need a QUICK answer !!!> Related ressources: ForumQuick question about thermal paste & cpu ForumQuick thermal paste question ForumPC not turning on at all after applying thermal paste ! ForumHyper 212+ and Thermal Paste Questions! ForumQuick Thermal Paste Question ForumThermal paste /thoughts on system ForumThermal Paste Removal/Installation Guide ForumThermal Pad vs Paste ForumToo much thermal paste on i7? ForumThermal Paste on the CPU pins 0_o ForumArctic Silver 5 Thermal Paste with Intel i7 920 ForumThermal paste ? How necessary is it? ForumQuestion About Thermal Paste Application and Building Questions ForumThermal paste ForumThermaltake 850w PCI-E question ForumNeed to access command prompt ForumThermal Paste ForumApplying thermal compound - graphics and CPU ForumI need help with my sata devices! ForumTemperature question More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !