4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 22, 2016 1:56 AM by drsoong

    Boxed Skylake Core i5 6600, no thermal paste ?!


      Today I bought a Skylake Core i5 6600, boxed. The box does not contain thermal paste nor do the installation instructions mention thermal paste. Does that really mean thermal paste is not necessary?


      I read in another thread that the thermal paste is already attached to the so-called thermal solution that comes with the CPU. And in fact there is something on the surface of the cpu cooler that looks

      like 3 stripes of hardened gum. Is this the mordern form of thermal paste?