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Is Thermal Paste Necessary Between Cpu And Fan Cooler ?


Is it necessary to use the refrigerant cream (don't know the actual name), between the cpu and its fan cooler? Is it necessary? Cause i saw once that a guy put this cream, but now i have my unassembled pc and don't see this cream, so i must buy it or it's not necessary to put it.

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