3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2011 2:10 PM by RjL190365

    Thermal paste question?

    James G Maker Level 1

      Just ordered my small pile of parts for a new NLE build.

       

      I'm trying to hunt down weather or not Thermal paste is included in any of the parts.

       

      I7-2600K?

      Asus Motherboard?

      Aftermarket coolermaster cooler?

       

      If not included, does anybody have any suggestions for wich to buy?

       

      Thanks

      James

        • 1. Re: Thermal paste question?
          RjL190365 Level 4

          James,

           

          If you buy the appropriate aftermarket Cooler Master cooler (the Hyper 212 Plus is good and cheap), it should come with a small tube of thermal paste.

           

          Randall

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          • 2. Re: Thermal paste question?
            James G Maker Level 1

            That's the one I ordered and I just watched the video that shows the paste included.

             

            Is this included paste good enough for overclocking?

             

            Being new to this, I'm not sure if most builders throw away whatever paste is included.

             

            Or, is most of the aftermarket paste just gravy marketing success and no better than what's provided?

            • 3. Re: Thermal paste question?
              RjL190365 Level 4

              James,

               

              There is no more than a couple of degrees C difference between the included thermal paste and most of the aftermarket pastes.The stock thermal paste, when correctly applied to the Hyper 212 Plus (you need to fill in the gaps between the heat pipes of the cooler's base and a little dab on the CPU), should be good for an overclock up to around 4.5 GHz or so.