about intel HSF and thermal paste

omar954

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can i simply stick the cpu in and put the hsf on top? do i need to apply thermal paste? there is grey stuff already on the hsf, is the the thermal paste stuff?
 

chiller

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Yes, you can attach the cpu .. .the grey stuff is thermal paste. If you are overclocking then I would go for a better hsf but if not then the stock one is fine.
 

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