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In the middle of a build and need advice on thermal paste

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June 27, 2012 2:05:29 PM

Ok so im about to fit the CPU cooler, and its the stock one, (i know dont overclock with that cooler :)  ) anyhow i have some mx-4 paste, so but could i just use the stuff on the cooler, it has these pads on... btw im using the i5 3570k

Really need some help,
a c 283 à CPUs
June 27, 2012 2:07:21 PM

The stuff that's on it will be fine, but if you decide to use the MX-4, just thoroughly clean off what's already there first.
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June 27, 2012 2:09:27 PM

DJDeCiBeL said:
The stuff that's on it will be fine, but if you decide to use the MX-4, just thoroughly clean off what's already there first.


is the cooler the heatsink too? i thought they had this copper plate thing? thanks for the reply.
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a c 283 à CPUs
June 27, 2012 2:13:41 PM

If it's the stock cooler that comes with it, it does have a small copper disc in the middle.

Like this (thanks amuffin)

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June 27, 2012 2:15:59 PM

Best answer selected by spat55.
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a c 283 à CPUs
June 27, 2012 2:16:42 PM

You're welcome. :) 
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