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Hi I have read a bit about the heat issue of Ivy Bridge. Would replacing the thermal paste make no difference, make it less of a problem, or make it disappear?
 
You're taking about the TIM under the IHS right? Well, obviously removing the IHS is a bad idea in the first place, unless you REALLY know what you're doing, but no, it's doubtful that replacing the TIM with any other type will help. If that's truly the problem, it's the fact that they used TIM at all, instead of solder like on SB CPU's.
 

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Haha, you're probably right. I went WAY more in depth than I probably had to. :p
 

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Does the retail units use solder or TIM?

Am I correct in assuming this does not affect a non overclocking processor as much? (The 3770).