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Old 12-04-2008, 07:55 PM   #11
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They all pretty much perform the same. Arctic Silver is the most popular. The cooler should come with a tube of thermal paste or it may even have the paste pre-applied.

Here's a cheesy video that shows how to install the CPU and heatsink:

Here's instructions on the correct way to apply thermal paste: Instructions for Arctic Silver 5
i found some thermal paste in best buy, dynex thermal gel, its like best buy brand i think, so you saying they all perform same... should i just use that best buy thermal?

someone told me that is better use some other thermal ...because thermal that comes with cooler not good or somethin not sure..
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A little advise.

DO NOT buy a computer off ebay...
I get all my computers off ebay.
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Yea, it should be fine. In real world tests, there is only a 3 to 5C temp difference from the "best" to the lowest cost thermal pastes.
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I get all my computers off ebay.
yea i was thinking to get some barebone kit of ebay but then i found better deal on tigerdirect...... i think its ok to buy computer stuff on ebay just look at seller feedback if its between 99.1-100 and he/she sell lots of items

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Yea, it should be fine. In real world tests, there is only a 3 to 5C temp difference from the "best" to the lowest cost thermal pastes.
i see ...yea i guess am going to stop by best buy tomorrow
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yea i was thinking to get some barebone kit of ebay but then i found better deal on tigerdirect...... i think its ok to buy computer stuff on ebay just look at seller feedback if its between 99.1-100 and he/she sell lots of items
Yeah, I usually get my computer from ebay stores with good feedback and mostly powerseller status. I don't usually get gaming machines off ebay ... I normally stick to the business class desktops and laptops that are off lease and refurbished. I scored two Compaq D530s with Pentium 4 2.66 GHz, 512 MB RAM, and 40 GB hard drive for $85 a piece. I have since upgraded both to 2.5 GB RAM and 160 GB HDD for about $60 apiece, and use them practically every day. I always keep an eye on Dell OptiPlex as well.
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tru tru...i found desktop its was DELL vostro i think C2D E7300 250gb 3gb ram for 340$ all so was refurbished/open box.. but then i decided to get barebone kit for that 340$ i can get something faster then E7300.........but yea u can find lots of junk on ebay lol
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