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Windows 7: does the thermal paste on my h80i, look good to use?

17 Jul 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
does the thermal paste on my h80i, look good to use?


I was installing the h80i Hydro Series™ H80i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
and I accidentally put my finger prints on it; couple of pics attached

Also I was wondering, I underestimated the size of this thing and my original plan was to put it at the front (intake) but the screws holes did not line up.
so now its at the back (exhausting only) without push/pull not sure it will fit, is this okay?

Note I will eventually buy a new case

Thanks in advanced

edit - damn i had a better picture but its over max file size

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17 Jul 2015   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

The paste should be fine. Just be sure to monitor your CPU temps for a while when you're booted up and under load.
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17 Jul 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Thanks for the solution boozad
I'm so annoyed with myself argh!!
After installing everything my pc would not boot, turns off and on, so I checked some stuff and it looks like a bent a few cpu socket pins :'(
Dawn that flimsy cover they give you argh I need to buy a magnifying glass
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 does the thermal paste on my h80i, look good to use?

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