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From what I've read, pre-applied thermal pads are bad. So, should I just clean that off and use arctic silver 5 like normal?
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pic showing the pad on the contact.

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thats not a pad its preapplied thermal paste. Leave it

Its spread better than any human hand could (thickness wise)
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Alright, thanks! Is it good thermal paste? (the only reason I ask is I have heard bad reviews about antec's brand of thermal pastes)
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The paste on my 620 cooled a bit better than Artic Silver (same stuff as on the 920).

The paste is ShinEtsu by the way.
Edited by Sainesk - 10/6/11 at 11:44am
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I dont know about Kuhler, but most manufacs usually put pretty bad stuff on when they do 'preapplied' if you have some better stuff AS5, shinetsu, whatever id say put that on instead. it might not spread as perfectly but if you know how to put it on it shouldnt matter.
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The paste on my 620 cooled a bit better than Artic Silver, (same stuff as on the 920).

The paste is ShinEtsu by the way.
Looks like Kuhler puts decent stuff on thiers, so leave it I guess.
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The paste on my 620 cooled a bit better than Artic Silver (same stuff as on the 920).

The paste is ShinEtsu by the way.
Awesome, in that case I'll just keep it. cool!
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