Hi all, I'm building a computer for the first time and I am not sure what I need to buy in terms of thermal paste. I have the AMD FX-4100 CPU with a Corsair H60 liquid cpu cooler. I thought I read somewhere that certain processors required different kinds of thermal paste, but I haven't been able to find anything else that says that. I was wondering what kind of paste I should buy for this? Thanks a lot,
ok, thanks! And do I put the compound on the cooler, or on the CPU itself?
Look on youtube, How to apply thermal compound. Ill give you some easy steps first tho
1. Detach the Cooler from the CPU socket. 2. (I prefer to apply to the top of the CPU) then put the cooler back on. The Thermal paste should spread across the CPU on its on with proper pressure. Be sure not to mash to hard on the CPU when putting the Cooler back on
I apply the compound to the top of the cpu as well, but also onto the cooler itself.
One thing to remember is that you only need a VERY THIN layer of paste. You do not need to use the entire tube that you buy. I've bought a tube and used it on 4 builds already and still have some left.