I need thermal paste for my i5-2500k. I will not be overclocking as it is meant to be a family computer and last atleast 5 years. However, i am running the computer in performance mode in the UEFI BIOS, which will increase temperatures. I am using the stock cooler.
I have never applied thermal paste yet, so i will need several tries i think to get the CPU Fan in properly.
The second is cheaper, and can be used four times. I was leaning towards this, but i really don't know much about paste.
Any advice? Will the latter be noticeably worse than the first, and will this make a difference?
Finally, the reason im getting thermal paste is because i had to reapply my CPU fan. This was after weeks of use. However, if i make a mistake in installing the CPU fan, and i remove it within a minute or so, will i still need to reapply thermal paste?
If you know of any guides on how to apply the paste, feel free to link them, that would help me a lot.