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Stock thermal paste and oc?

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October 30, 2010 12:32:08 AM


I am going to oc my i7 but was wondering if the stock thermal paste on the hsf is good enough. In order to apply my arctic silver thermal paste must i peel off the strips from the hsf?

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October 30, 2010 12:53:46 AM

yes its good enough but if you have AS5 then you may as well use it. clean any previous paste off the heatsink & cpu though.
October 30, 2010 11:52:18 AM

May aswell order in some AS ArctiClean and get it all off.
October 30, 2010 11:57:37 AM

I'd agree with ct1615

I've oc'd from 2.8 to 3.33 with an i7 on stock paste... but if you plan on benching, or even if you just have the extra paste, i'd use it :p  (better safe then sorry anyways ^^ )
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