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First build thermal paste recommendations

post #1 of 15
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Oh silly me, thinking I thought of everything when I forgot the thermal paste!
I just got my CPU cooler today (Corsair H50) when it dawned on me that I need some paste for when I transplant my current i7 920 from my Dell OEM into the socket on the new motherboard.

Please recommend something a little better than decent, but nothing exotic with exaggerated claims...


Thanks in advanced.
    
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post #2 of 15
Doesn't it already come with TC? If so just use that.
post #3 of 15
the thermal paste that comes stock on the h50 is really good stuff, so if that is on there just use that. it is shin etsu.
post #4 of 15
Just use what they gave you. You will see very little temp. differences when comparing different thermal compounds.
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post #5 of 15
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I have to look again I didn't realize that some came with
Edited by HrlmWrld - 1/12/11 at 1:24pm
    
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post #6 of 15
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Originally Posted by bl1nk View Post
Just use what they gave you. You will see very little temp. differences when comparing different thermal compounds.
I think I was shorted unless I don't see it
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial RealSSD C300 Samsung Blu Ray 7-64-U & XP Pro VT Dell U2410 
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Corsair 650HX Cooler Master HAF 912 
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post #7 of 15
Should already be smeared on there:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/corsai...ooler-review/3
post #8 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bl1nk View Post
Just use what they gave you. You will see very little temp. differences when comparing different thermal compounds.



OIC! it's already been applied to the surface of the cooler and is not in a TUBE!

Thanks
    
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Corsair 650HX Cooler Master HAF 912 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Dorkseid View Post
Should already be smeared on there:

http://www.guru3d.com/article/corsai...ooler-review/3


Thank you for this site, because I was on another tab on NewEgg.com with my CC locked and loaded. I feel richer already...a penny saved is a penny earned!
    
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial RealSSD C300 Samsung Blu Ray 7-64-U & XP Pro VT Dell U2410 
PowerCase
Corsair 650HX Cooler Master HAF 912 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial RealSSD C300 Samsung Blu Ray 7-64-U & XP Pro VT Dell U2410 
PowerCase
Corsair 650HX Cooler Master HAF 912 
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post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by HrlmWrld View Post
I have to look again I didn't realize that some game with


Its already on the bottom
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