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Is thermal paste needed?

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May 15, 2012 12:10:48 AM

Do I need to apply thermal paste or do cpu's come with it? This is the cpu if it matters:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

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May 15, 2012 12:12:57 AM

pagethepwn said:
Do I need to apply thermal paste or do cpu's come with it? This is the cpu if it matters:

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...


Stock AMD and Intel heatsinks come with thermal paste pre-applied. Some aftermarket coolers do some don't.
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May 15, 2012 12:24:46 AM

rds1220 said:
Stock AMD and Intel heatsinks come with thermal paste pre-applied. Some aftermarket coolers do some don't.


Does this cpu come with a stock heatsink?
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a c 156 à CPUs
May 15, 2012 12:28:30 AM

pagethepwn said:
Does this cpu come with a stock heatsink?


The link didn't work it brought me to a Basiq power supply. If you're buying an Intel or AMD CPU in retail packaging then you don't need to apply thermal paste because it will come with the heatsink.
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May 15, 2012 1:12:14 AM

yeah that um "pre-applied" thermal paste i would not just trust that little bit of paste my new CPU heat sink had it i still don't trust that little bit of thermal paste so i went out and bought some thermal paste. so if i was you id go buy some thermal paste just to be sure, but that's me....
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