Originally Posted by veedubfreak
Honestly? The af7 isnt going to be any better than stock cooling on a q6600. And if you do decide to use it, the tim that is already on it is good stuff.
What?? I'm running 3.6 GHz
on my Q6600 cooled by my AF7 with temps well within my proc's limit. I couldn't dream of doing that on the stock cooler without taking the pc into my freezing cold garage.
I don't know about the thermal pad because I got this second hand from krazyq and it didn't come with a thermal pad so right now I'm using AS5. But the q6600 comes with no thermal paste on it, the thermal paste is on the stock cooler so you won't need to worry about removing it.