Posted 14 April 2016 - 11:39 AM
Yes, you ALWAYs need thermal paste, and make sure any and all old thermal paste is removed from any CPU/heatsink you are using.
As far as your 10 year old heatsink, I cannot say for sure without knowing the exact hardware you are running. I would bet against it, but it is possible, but I would have to know what heatsink you have and what exactly you plan to put it on.
On further looking I assume your talking about the build you just did. I would still need to know what kind of heatsink your talking about. If not if you go to your original build thread you will see I recommended a heatsink that will work with your system.
Edited by the_patriot11, 14 April 2016 - 11:41 AM.
Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit.
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