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Old 03-03-2006, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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do you really need to use this stuff?I have a AMD Athlon 64 FX-57

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Old 03-03-2006, 11:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no offence but is this a joke? if you have an FX series processor you should know the answer to this question. YES. thermal paste is required to make effective heat transfer from the cpu heatspreader to the heatsink and away from the processor. without it you can easily fry a cpu.

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Old 03-03-2006, 11:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You don't need to use thermal paste if you are using the stock heatsink, as it should already have a layer of thermal paste on it, but you should check just in case. But you do need something to tranfer the heat from the CPU to the heatsink.
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Old 03-03-2006, 11:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ya for my venice 3000+ i didn't use thermal paste, i just used the junk that was there on the stock heatsink
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Old 03-04-2006, 01:54 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yup, it should come with it already on, just like my 3800 x2
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