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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2019, 12:40 AM
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Not if it's normal paste. You can have good results with paste but you should spread it out yourself with a thin layer and remove all the black sealant used by Intel or you'll have small gaps under the IHS. If you use paste do not seal the CPU back up becasue it will dry out and you'll have to delid it again, we use LM becasue the thermal transfer is better but mainly becasue it never drys out under the IHS.

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