Processor Cooling

  bainy 16:57 19 Mar 2003

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).

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