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#1 Tremmor8722

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 09:47 AM

I have just bought a new q6600 for a pc i am building, and noticed that it didnt come with cooling paste like my last one did. Is this normal nowadays-is paste no longer used? or do I need to buy some?

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#2 Sneakycyber

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 10:52 AM

You need to buy some. Arctic Silver 5 is the recommended you can find it Here.
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Posted 21 October 2007 - 12:19 PM

To add to sneakycyber's post, Make sure there isn't a self-adhesive thermal pad attached to the heatsink. If there is remove it without scratching the surface and clean up with rubbing alcohol. Remember, just a tiny drop of compound
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Posted 21 October 2007 - 04:31 PM

If you don't want to wait for shipping, both of the small Radioshacks in my city sell arctic silver 5 for 10$ . Yours might sell some.
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