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To paste, or not to paste, that is the question! Q9550

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I'm upgrading cpu, and in the instructions, there is no mention of applying thermal paste to this beast.

Did Intel just forget? which I doubt, or does this thing not need thermal paste at all? Which strikes me as odd.

There is just the small sized copper/aluminum heatsink fan combo which I may replace if

if the temp gets too hot, but I want to be sure before firing it up, that that no paste is needed

or wanted...as in don't paste it...cuz you'll have trouble!

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