Re: New Computer
Thermal paste is applied onto the cpu. It thermally binds the cpu and heat sink together. It aids in cooling and helps draw heat from the chip. Some heat sinks are pre-applied with it. Or they may have thermal pads, which is what comes with Intel cpus. Have you ever assembled a pc before?
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"Please take the chairs away. I don't like them. The big one is staring at me and that short one is being very droll."