2500k CPU- Should I get thermal compound for install to my asus mobo ?

I just bought from newegg an Asus LGA1155 and a 2500k Sandy.

Should I get a cooler or upgrade the stock cooler?

Should I consider getting thermal compound?

I know stock they come with both... wondering if upgrading it made sense or not.

I plan to overclock the sh!t if out of it :)
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    I plan to overclock the sh!t if out of it
    Then you have no choice but to buy an aftermarket cooler and they normally include a thermal pad or thermal grease.
  2. get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
    and get this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020

    Don't let anyone try to sell you anything else just because its more expensive.
    The Hyper 212 heatsink is one of the best bang/buck options available, and the arctic mx thermal compound is cheaper and 1-2 degrees cooler than arctic silver.
  3. you will need a decent cooler. the intel 1 is designed to work at default speeds and no more. so a 3rd party cooler is your only option...
    but to be honest i wouldnt try overclocking yet. you want to do some reading first so you have an idea where to start and what your actually doing... the reason im saying this is because you dont know enough not to use the stock cooler for overclocking which tells me you just dont know enough... this isnt a slant on you.(every 1 has to start somewhere) its just pointing out that if you dont know exactly what your doing the chances are you will kill your system the first time you try turning it on after you oc it.

    check out toms own overclocking guides, also tweak town and hardware secrets are good places to pick up knowledge... good luck.
  4. HEXiT said:
    you will need a decent cooler. the intel 1 is designed to work at default speeds and no more. so a 3rd party cooler is your only option...
    but to be honest i wouldnt try overclocking yet. you want to do some reading first so you have an idea where to start and what your actually doing... the reason im saying this is because you dont know enough not to use the stock cooler for overclocking which tells me you just dont know enough... this isnt a slant on you.(every 1 has to start somewhere) its just pointing out that if you dont know exactly what your doing the chances are you will kill your system the first time you try turning it on after you oc it.

    check out toms own overclocking guides, also tweak town and hardware secrets are good places to pick up knowledge... good luck.



    yeah I would not push it beyond 10-15% without upgrading the cooler..

    I upgraded the cooler on my LGA775 and it made a big difference ...

    I was just wondering whats up with Sandy....

    Your comments are appreciated.

    So...

    Now what cooler to get?
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