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Thermal paste


Best Answer paws , 03 December 2015 - 08:56 AM

If you look at the site you linked to you will see that TIM ( thermal Interface Material) is generally included in the kit. ( preinstalled) With regard to your 2012 rig if you purchased the mo... Go to the full post »


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I was reading around a bit and was surprised by the mention of thermal paste in relatively new topics. When I built my first rig in 2012 I used an Intel i5-3450 Ivy Bridge CPU which came with the processor (surprise!) and a stock cooler. No where in the box did I find any thermal paste and just assumed that such scary things were probably not used anymore. The rig is still running like a dream by the way...

 

Looking to build a new rig now with the new i5 6600k Skylake CPU and neither that nor the cooler I've looked out ( http://www.newegg.co...=9SIA68V2326642) mentions anything about thermal paste. So, what's all this talk about it? Have I missed the most obvious thing ever?

 

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If you look at the site you linked to you will see that TIM ( thermal Interface Material) is generally included in the kit. ( preinstalled)

 

With regard to your 2012 rig if you purchased the mobo complete with CPU and heatsink then the TIM would have been preinstalled

 

Using TIM is not really " old fashioned"... :D

 

Hope that helps

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If you look at the site you linked to you will see that TIM ( thermal Interface Material) is generally included in the kit. ( preinstalled)

 

With regard to your 2012 rig if you purchased the mobo complete with CPU and heatsink then the TIM would have been preinstalled

 

Using TIM is not really " old fashioned"... :D

 

Hope that helps

Regards

paws

 

Hmm, couldn't find anything about TIM so I must be blind. I see, so it's basically on there already.

 

I installed the heat sink myself on the other rig too but it must have come pre-installed on that one as well then.

 

Thanks for clearing that up :P


Edited by Lokhe, 03 December 2015 - 09:01 AM.

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