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Old 01-11-2008, 04:35 PM   #1
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well i just bought a new cpu for my comp but before i put it in should i get a tube of that cooling gel or whatever to put on it?
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well i just bought a new cpu for my comp but before i put it in should i get a tube of that cooling gel or whatever to put on it?
Yes, you need thermal grease. Not using thermal grease is just asking for a fried CPU.
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Old 01-11-2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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Get Arctic Silver 5. There are very detailed instructions on how to apply it on there site.
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Old 01-12-2008, 12:31 PM   #5
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Obcourse you need it in order to protect your processor. Considering that processor are subject to heat up when our pc is working.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:15 PM   #6
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The processor should come with a stock cooler and a pad of the manufaturers thermal interface material already on it, this is sufficient for everyday normal usage.

If you plan to change the stock cooler for an aftermarket one or you plan to overclock using the stock cooler (not really a good idea) then Arctic Silver 5 or Arctic MX-2 (or similar) will be required.
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Old 01-12-2008, 03:25 PM   #7
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Normally, you can get to 3.0 without changing the Vcore with the stock cooling.
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is stock cooling decent , because it carnt be as terrible as i think it is ,can it.

what temps do you see with the stock one
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I think under load, it's about 55c, which isn't too bad.
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nah thats alright
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