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a b à CPUs
May 27, 2011 7:30:32 AM

Can someone tell me please whether this item includes thermal grease or not please?

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a b à CPUs
May 27, 2011 9:52:52 AM

Most AMD boxed CPU's I've bought come with a little white packet of thermal compound, but you want to be getting some better stuff anyway. It's only a few quid to buy some MX-4 or AS5 which are a good bit better than the stock stuff that comes with coolers.

Buy some better paste just in case.
a c 87 à CPUs
May 27, 2011 10:24:24 AM

As a retail package it should come with a thermal pad already on the heatsink. As acer noted its not the best of stuff, but you can use it if you want. If your staying with the stock heatsink you might as well use it.
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a b à CPUs
May 27, 2011 12:15:57 PM

Ahh yes there is that, if you're using the stock heatsink then we're assuming you're not overclocking or working the machine too hard, so the default paste will be fine.

I can buy thermal paste at trade cost, so I always have a nice stock of MX-4 which is my fav - very good stuff.
a b à CPUs
May 27, 2011 2:51:38 PM

Well the computer's not for me and I haven't built in some time, and I couldn't remember.
Thanks for the replies, my mom will be playing BC2, Bf2, and maybe Bf3 at 1024x768@60Hz

Overclocking won't be necessary...
a b à CPUs
May 27, 2011 4:20:07 PM

I'll look forward to sniping her on BC2 then ;) .

Even at a small res, I'd suggest something a little more than stock cooling on a machine that will be playing games.
a b à CPUs
May 27, 2011 8:04:49 PM

acer0169 said:
I'll look forward to sniping her on BC2 then ;) .

Even at a small res, I'd suggest something a little more than stock cooling on a machine that will be playing games.


I've been playing BC2 on a Regor 240 with fully stock cooling since December and have had very few problems.

Thanks everyone, you can close the thread now. :) 

acer0169, I have just noted that I've only 1 more post than you. What a coincidence.
a b à CPUs
May 27, 2011 8:46:45 PM

omnisome said:
I've been playing BC2 on a Regor 240 with fully stock cooling since December and have had very few problems.

Thanks everyone, you can close the thread now. :) 

acer0169, I have just noted that I've only 1 more post than you. What a coincidence.


Strange, because it seems we actually have the same post count. ;) 
a b à CPUs
May 27, 2011 10:06:27 PM

acer0169 said:
Strange, because it seems we actually have the same post count. ;) 


No, I have one more, see.
lol
Let's lock the thread now, thanks again everyone.
a c 87 à CPUs
May 28, 2011 1:33:57 AM

You can lock the thread by picking the best answer. If thats not an option then you opened the wrong type of thread.

Your mom plays games? She single? ;) 
a b à CPUs
May 28, 2011 9:40:22 AM

4745454b said:
Your mom plays games? She single? ;) 


She has some baggage.
Omnisome to be exact ;) .
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