Did the person lie to me? I5 6600 stock cooler thermal paste

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by lowki, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. lowki

    lowki Member

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    IMG_2923.JPG IMG_2921.JPG I bought an i5 6600 listed as new the guy said thermal paste is already on there isn't it suppose to look like goo?
     
  2. Laquer Head

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    Did he provide a microscope?

    Seriously, go grab a tube of AS5 for like 5 bucks, that thing is bone dry and the seller is either an idiot or more likely a bold-faced liar.
     
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  3. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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    Yeah looks like it was cleaned off. It would normally look something like this (though smeared if the sink was installed):

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  4. Okedokey

    Okedokey Well-Known Member

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    I would clean it off anyway and replace it with quality TIM. The question of it being new however is a different issue.
     
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  5. lowki

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  6. Laquer Head

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    It says its for socket 1156, your cpu is 1151.. but truthfully I didn't even know Asus made stock coolers like that.

    Try and use it, with paste applied, but you may end up wanting a better aftermarket heat sink/fan combo if any of the pins are screwed up for example
     
  7. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    I believe LGA 115x all use the same pinout, so it should be usable.
     
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  8. Laquer Head

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    They do, apparently I glazed over that in my ramblings.
     
  9. mistersprinkles

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    1156/55/50/51 all have the same size socket and same spacing for heatsink mounting. Any socket 115X heatsink will work on any socket 115X mobo (*though obviously with certain mobos and configs you can have conflicts with huge heatsinks and RAM, etc.)

    Can you provide a photo of the packaging this CPU came in? Was it BNIB with a seal on it and everything?

    It's possible that this CPU was sold as a "tray" CPU with no box but that heatsink really rubs me the wrong way having no TIM on it...
     
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