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Old 01-28-2010, 11:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Random Question: If I'm not immediately planning on overclocking my CPU, is thermal paste still necessary?
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:16 AM   #12 (permalink)
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thermal paste is necessary, but it will more than likely be pre-applied to your heatsink by the manufacturer.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:26 AM   #13 (permalink)
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there will be some pre-applied thermal paste on the stock heatsink.

some aftermarket heatsinks come with some pre-applied too, but when you buy an aftermarket heatsink you should buy some separate thermal paste too, so you have some left over.
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:54 AM   #14 (permalink)
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So, I think I'm about to take the plunge and finally purchase the parts here... I downloaded the manual for the mobo and was reading through it, and saw that the motherboard has both 4x4 atx power and a 2x20 plug. My assumption is that you would plug the powersupply into all aforementioned jacks, is that correct?
Yet another question: I'm a little nervous about configuring the bios... After I get everything put together and installed, will the computer run on the default settings or is it a given that things will need tweaked in order for the computer to come on at all?
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:05 AM   #15 (permalink)
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yes, you need to connect the 8pin (4+4) and 24pin (20+4).

for the comp to turn on at all? you shouldnt need to change anything in the bios.
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I've got the computer put together and its working wonderfully. Thanks for all your help Muffin Man, I never could have done it nearly so well without you.
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Pictures!! We want pictures!
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