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i built my pc some months ago, but i didn't have any thermal paste because i forgot to order it with the parts. My buddy said it not really a big deal, and the computer works great, but should I apply some thermal paste anyways?

 

 

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i built my pc some months ago, but i didn't have any thermal paste because i forgot to order it with the parts. My buddy said it not really a big deal, and the computer works great, but should I apply some thermal paste anyways?

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Although if your using the stock cooler it probably has paste pre installed

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Yes do it right NOW

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Hell yes! They make thermal paste for a reason, you know.

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1. slap your buddy in the face please.

2. NEVER spare on cheap things at anything ( eg you can buy some thermal paste on ebay for like a pound or less, quality ones are around of whooping £5), as usually big things go wrong if someone spare on the cheap bits, I know it by experience

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CPU coolers should always come with thermal paste either pre-applied or in a seperate tube. Unless you're running it with no cooler at all, I don't see how there's no thermal paste already.

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Yes add some thermal paste. It makes is easier for the heat-sink to conduct the heat generated by the CPU. Result will be a cooler CPU with longer lifespan.

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Slap your friend, you NEED thermal paste on that cpu. Without it, it won't last you very long.

 

Also, the stock cooler, or any cooler you buy should come with it's own paste, either in a small tube/sachet, or pre-applied.

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1. slap your buddy in the face please.

2. NEVER spare on cheap things at anything ( eg you can buy some thermal paste on ebay for like a pound or less, quality ones are around of whooping £5), as usually big things go wrong if someone spare on the cheap bits, I know it by experience

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MFW using some cheap shit with my h100i

For Xbox builds I used some ebay stuff, but when I bought new PC with new cooler for £200 all together, I was like " Why would I spare 2 pounds on a thermal paste?" and got some decent, but not too extreme

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i built my pc some months ago, but i didn't have any thermal paste because i forgot to order it with the parts. My buddy said it not really a big deal, and the computer works great, but should I apply some thermal paste anyways?

are you sure your stock heatsink didn't have pre applied pads on it? 

when you buy a CPU that comes with a heatsink it comes with little grey strips on the bottom which is thermal paste. 

if you put on a bran new intel heatsink then its most likely it has paste on it. 

 

if this is the case i wouldn't worry about it. but if the heatsink was used or 3rd party like a hyper 212 then i wouldn't worry about it although this does seem odd since most all retail heatsinks 3rd party or intel/amd come with paste either pre applied to the bottom or in a tube in the box. 

 

i'm thinking his friend knew the heatsink had pre applied pads and said don't bother changing it too other 3rd party paste.

which is exactly what i would tell a customer using a stock  heatsink as well.

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jeez, such drama over thermal paste on these forums

 

if you're in a pickle of a situation where you don't have any on hand, your computer won't explode. It's fine without it

 

There's no reason to not apply any given the low cost, but if you need/want to get the computer up and running while you wait for some being shipped to you...it's fine

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For Xbox builds I used some ebay stuff, but when I bought new PC with new cooler for £200 all together, I was like " Why would I spare 2 pounds on a thermal paste?" and got some decent, but not too extreme

This is the stuff i bought, http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007W81HKU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 was £4.88 when i bought it so maybe it insnt that bad... anyone know if its anygood?

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Calm down everyone. lol. 

 

I've never seen any CPU cooler (stock, aftermarket air or AIO) that didn't come with pre-applied paste on the block. 

 

@Henrikdosvik - Yes, you need thermal paste, so like the others said; go slap your friend for saying it's not a big deal. Aside from that, it's most likely what ever CPU cooler you are using (especially if it came with the CPU) already had thermal paste pre-applied. (Did you look at the surface of the cooler where it contacts the CPU when you built the PC? Did you see the grey/silver stuff on it? ;) ). And if that is the case, then you don't need to apply new thermal paste, unless you want to. 

 

What sort of temps are you seeing on your CPU? 

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Calm down everyone. lol. 

 

I've never seen any CPU cooler (stock, aftermarket air or AIO) that didn't come with pre-applied paste on the block. 

Most aftermarket coolers don't have it pre-applie (they usually have it in a separate tube). 

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you should get some thermal paste asap. in a dire emergency you could try this, but at your own discretion.

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This is the stuff i bought, http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007W81HKU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 was £4.88 when i bought it so maybe it insnt that bad... anyone know if its anygood?

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I don't know about the E2 HP stuff but this prolimatech is great and I use it in my rig:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Prolimatech-PK-2-Aluminium-Thermal-Paste/dp/B008M50ZMI/ref=sr_1_3?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=1-3&keywords=prolimatech+pk-2

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Most aftermarket coolers don't have it pre-applie (they usually have it in a separate tube). 

All the aftermarket coolers I've seen, had it pre-applied. But yeah, it'll either be in a tube or already on the block.

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All the aftermarket coolers I've seen, had it pre-applied. But yeah, it'll either be in a tube or already on the block.

Other than stock coolers I have not seen an aftermarket one with preapplied paste. Coolermaster, Be Quiet, Noctua, Zalman, etc all come with a separate tube.

 

 

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Question out post ... What's really happens If u don't use paste ? What's the paste's job except to keep your cooler stable on ur cpu ??

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Question out post ... What's really happens If u don't use paste ? What's the paste's job except to keep your cooler stable on ur cpu ??

it suppose to allow even contact with the cooler and CPU

 

without it the heat will have no way to go = overheated CPU

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Off topic but I reseated my cpu cooler and I didnt know that I was supposed to reapply the paste, so I reinstalled it.

 

After stress testing my computer and playing some games, it didnt go above 70 during the stress and not above 60 while gaming.

 

Do I need to reapply it?

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Off topic but I reseated my cpu cooler and I didnt know that I was supposed to reapply the paste, so I reinstalled it.

 

After stress testing my computer and playing some games, it didnt go above 70 during the stress and not above 60 while gaming.

 

Do I need to reapply it?

yea you need to 

 

if the paste have dried up

 

the heat will not transfer properly to the cooler from the CPU metal top

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