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Does thermal paste matter?

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December 31, 2012 4:59:04 PM

I plan to get a Noctua NH-D14 and I was wondering I ther is any reason to get a different thermal paste than the one it comes with? (like artic silver thermal paste vs the Noctua NH-D14 stock thermal paste)

PLEASE HELP!!!

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December 31, 2012 5:07:52 PM

Hi :) 

Standard paste is fine UNLESS you disturb it then you NEED new paste for a second application...

All the best Brett :) 
December 31, 2012 5:22:41 PM

The thermal paste that comes with the noctua nh-d14 is some of the best around. And you get plenty enough if you need to refit the heatsink.
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