Sorry to ask this again, but I just got my parts and am building my new PC. I got the intel i5 2500k CPU and the stock heatsink /fan has 3 strips of gray material on a copper disk on the bottom. I'm assuming this is the stock thermal paste. Am I correct in that I'm safe to just install this as is without applying aftermarket thermal paste? Just want to be sure.
I'm not gonna overclock.
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April 8, 2011 1:26:59 AM
Yes, just install as is if you are not going to Overclock!
All done! Using the computer now. The only thing I don't like is the loud hard disk. My old Antec case is a "quiet" case and has
special HDD elastic holders. I do have the sides of the tower at the moment though.