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Old November 22, 2009, 01:54 PM
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What is thermal paste needed for? And is it necessary when buying a heatsink like the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ ?
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Old November 22, 2009, 02:10 PM
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. it's for transmit the heat from the cpu to the cooler. yes you need them with any cooler .but it's probably include with the 212+ .. I remember, I was the only one in my work place to use them with 486, at the time I said if it's good for 1 transistor.. it's must be good for millions of them .
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Old November 22, 2009, 02:11 PM
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Thermal paste is used for adding some heat transfer in the flaws between the heatsink+CPU. It's EXTREMELY necessary and you will almost always overheat without it. MX-2, Noctua paste, and the Gelid stuff are all pretty good.
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Old November 22, 2009, 02:18 PM
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it helps transfer heat.. and that isn't the best of fans on the market.... what kind of CPU are you using it for?
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Old November 22, 2009, 02:24 PM
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The Hyper 212+ comes with a small tube of CM branded TIM, but I would recommend chucking it and getting some MX-2. The 212+ may not be the "best" cooler on the market but it is one of the the best (if not the best) Bang for your buck coolers going. IMHO its a great investment unless you are going for monster OC...then get a Prolimatech, Zalman Flex or (if you can find it) a Titan Fenrir.
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Old November 22, 2009, 03:34 PM
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myself am buying one of the new AMD Phenom X4 965 120w. Think that will be sufficient if I try to overclock it to atleast 3.8?
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4.0 must be the goal
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Old November 22, 2009, 04:39 PM
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Hehe well I don't think ill be able to get 4.0 with only 4g of GSkill 1800 DDR3 ram or on air cooling(unless im wrong?) So would the Coolermaster Hyper 212+ be sufficient along with my Antec P193?
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Old November 22, 2009, 05:14 PM
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It will be pushing it to its limits. High OC on a high TDP cpu = beefy HS&F needed. What is your budget?
The Zalman Flex is on sale for like 40 bucks at ncix. Drop a Scythe G (or pair of them) on it and you should be golden (or a pair of Yate Loons).

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Budget would be like 100$ I would say.
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