Originally Posted by arrizx
so, is this "paste" supposed to be wiped down and applied again in every computer, because i have never done this with any computer i have owned, including my current one...
when u bought ur cpu did it come with a heatsink. If so then there probably is a thermal pad (which does the same job as thermal paste) already on it.
It should be applied to every computer. (paste or the pad, both do the same thing though I've heard that the paste would be better) Without it ur cpu is going to run really hot. I once tested this, didn't put any thermal paste (no pad either) in there and when I tried to play some demanding games my computer rebooted, (overheating) so it does help in keeping the temps down.