I am building a new system, and have opted for my first water cooled cpu, in the form of the AMD 8150 FX with water cooler, I have read the setup guides and instructions on websites, and no one mentions putting TIM on the CPU as you would with an air cooler, so I am taking it that the liquid cooler doesn't need this, but thought I would ask on here to see if someone can confirm this.
So um, stupid question I guess, but would feel happier with some input, so am I right in assuming that the liquid cooling kit doesn't need TIM?
Found some more ways as well which might help anyone looking to overclock an 8150 FX setup with a XFX 6770 Radeon card and ASUS motherboard,
The AMD Vision Engine Control Center has several options for OC such as
CPU power (a control panel which has a slider to drag CPU speed up and down, in my case from 3.9Ghz to 1.4Ghz)
CPU Overdrive (lets you auto tune the amount of overclocking to test best performance for your system)
Graphic Card Overdrive (lets you clock the Graphics Card)
AMD Overdrive (Enables a mix of these features)
The ASUS AI Suite comes with several utilities
AI Booster (lets you tweak CPU settings on the fly, from multiplier, to ram voltage)
AI Suite (lets you control performance and Q-fan)
AI N.O.S (auto overclocks and boosts CPU performance when needed)
Asus EPU (lets you specify power profiles and performance, set the energy saving to heavy voltage drops and it runs ice cold, good for energy saving on hard disk too)
Turbo Key (Turns the power button into an instant overclock, in my case jumping the top speed from 3.9Ghz to 4.2Ghz as needed)
With these tools and AMD Chillcontrol V pump and fan control, you can have some fun overclocking without even going to the BIOS!