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Old 04-20-2008, 10:28 PM   #1
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how crucial is a thermal paste to you CPU's performance?
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Old 04-20-2008, 10:32 PM   #2
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your cpu will die with out it
just kiss your system goodbye
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:18 PM   #3
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your cpu will die with out it
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depends on the cpu.
But it is very crucial because without it the heatsink and the cpu will not have good contact and the temps will be huge since the heatsink can't do it's job properly.
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Old 04-20-2008, 11:18 PM   #4
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If your heat spreader and HS are perfectly true, it doesn't matter at all. However, I doubt thats the case.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:18 AM   #5
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To a CPUs immediate performance, thermal paste means nothing, but give it time and heat warnings will be popping up all over your desktop. That being said, thermal paste is integral in the performance of a computer, it keeps it.. working.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:57 AM   #6
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The thermal paste essentially acts as liquid metal. It fills in the "gaps" the heat sink doesn't touch. If your heat sink made absolutely PERFECT contact with your CPU, you wouldn't need it...but this isn't the case. It conducts the heat, so that your heat sink can dissipate it. It's absolutely essential.
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