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Stock thermal paste on CPU

jjj807

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I have a phenom 2 x4 955 on the way and I know amd hsf's come with thermal paste already on, i have a tube of arctic silver left and was wondering if i should add a layer of arctic or leave it the way it is, with the stock paste? Thanks
 

Markfw

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Leave it, or clean it off and do artic silver. One or the other, not both.
 

aigomorla

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if your using the stock sink, you dont need to worry about what TIM your using.

Because your sink will limit you in overclocking anyhow.

So i would listen to mark, and either leave it as be, clean it off with alcohol and use a better tim.

But dont do both.
 

Bill Brasky

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One of my friends had a problem cleaning some stock TIM from the cpu after he used the heatsink for a few months. If you're considering upgrading your heatsink or if you ever want to remount the stock hsf, I would recommend using the arctic silver. Wipe away the stock TIM with a lint free cloth and 90% isopropyl.
 

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