Processor Cooling

  bainy 16:57 19 Mar 2003
Locked

I'm in the process of building a new 2ghz celeron computer system. I was wondering if i need to use thermal paste on the processor for cooling.The processor is a new Intel retail box 2 ghz.This is not a gamer machine but will be used as a workhorse for my college studies, i.e. spreadsheet, database, presentation etc and maybe perhaps the odd game.My question is do i need to use thermal paste to aid cooling or will the supplied heatsink and fan be more than adequate.

  MartinT-B 17:05 19 Mar 2003

You will need something to ensure a good contact from the CPU to the heatsink.

That could be a thermal pad or thermal paste. You need one or the other.

NEVER USE THERMAL GREASE (it's a very short term specialized product used to test for limited periods only).

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

Indie publisher Canongate’s top 10 book covers of 2017

New iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs rumours

Tablettes Amazon Fire : quel modèle choisir ?