Ok so i am about to buy my first New cpu and was wondering if it came with thermal paste?
If it comes with a stock cooler (not OEM's), then yes they do come pre-applied with the coolers.
Thanks for replying fast. Cool thanks
I i knew that. I got sick of: " Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor does not include a stock CPU cooler. Adding a CPU Cooler to your part list is recommended."
They don't have thermal "paste" such as Arctic Silver but the stock cooling fans have thermal material on them. I've always scraped it off and used Arctic Silver paste but as far as I know the stock thermal material will work OK.
So buying thermal paste is recommended?
This is only my personal opinion and you may want to do some research via Google. I've been building my own computers for many years now and have always used Arctic Silver paste. I've never had a heat related issue. If you are just building a machine for moderate stress use the stock heat sink and fan should work just fine and I have used stock coolers albeit with paste with no issues. However, if you're going to be overclocking or doing some heavy CPU stressing you will probably need an aftermarket cooler and paste. Keep in mind that heat is not good for components and keeping them as cool as possible will increase their lifespan. A Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO has kept my last 3 builds within acceptable heat limits. I think that how you intend to use your computer will dictate what kind of cooling you need to use.
When I read your previous message I noticed that you used Artic Sliver so i added the stuff to my list
Check the Arctic Silver web page for a good instruction on how to use the paste and good luck on your new build.
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