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I'm about to build a system with a Phenom II 955, should I use the themal paste

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September 20, 2010 9:00:30 AM

I've seen some mention of problems with the thermal paste in the box with the 955, is it no good, or just needing careful handling? I'm not going to overclock. Should I go buy a new tube of thermal paste? I don't actually have the cpu yet but it should be here in a day or two and want to be already to build.

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September 20, 2010 9:19:22 AM

Since it is a new build and you are not going to overclock. You can do without a thermal paste.

But having it in there is not a problem as well.

Best is build your PC, then watch your temps on load. If you feel they are going high, put some in.

I recommend the Tuniq TX-3 or MX-3 for the paste.
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September 20, 2010 11:43:05 AM

thermal paste it too close micro pores on the face of the cpu so if u do use it then its best too use a small amount (very small) and spread it thin. too much in most cases is worse then too little
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October 2, 2010 12:04:23 PM

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October 2, 2010 12:37:24 PM

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