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Old 05-21-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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hey guys, I'm planning to get the intel i7 930 and I was told that it comes in stock with thermal paste already on the heatsink. I'm not planning to over clock my PC or anything so I'm just wondering if I should apply my own thermal paste or is the stock one okay?
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:43 PM   #2
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hey guys, I'm planning to get the intel i7 930 and I was told that it comes in stock with thermal paste already on the heatsink. I'm not planning to over clock my PC or anything so I'm just wondering if I should apply my own thermal paste or is the stock one okay?
It should be just fine. I've used the pre applied thermal paste before with absolutely no problems.
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The pre-applied thermal paste is fine. There really isn't that much of a performance difference between the OEM paste and the expensive aftermarket pastes.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:56 PM   #4
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Personally I always take the pre applied stuff off and put AS5 on.
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i use ceramique, but i have never had a problem with the pre-applied stuff with stock clocks.
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