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couple of silly ones: the fan needs to push air into the radiator or out of? is it normal that CPU temp varies so much (by a degree or two every sec) 7 Sep 2014
Oh forgot to mention, your temps will swing up and down depending on what you are doing on your PC. Right now I'm on this page but i have a youtube video playing (radio show) which uses flashplayer and my temps are @29-33c according to SpeedFan If i put a game on like Civ5 or Skyrim it would be between 45-57c or at least those are temps i had checked for when i was first testing how good the AMD 7850K APU was. I have never had any issues and this HSF has never had to go into over drive either, it is sitting at default speeds and doing a mighty fine job! So please don't worry about your temps as long as they are similar to mine, everything is working as it should be then. However, be sure to have your PC in an open enough space and near the window if you can so it can draw in cooler air, otherwise you are giong to be circulating warm air into your PC and then it will lead to high temps.
I increased my i5 3570K from a stock 3.4GHz up to 4.4GHz, and its max temperature is still lower than when I had my stock cooler.
If im not mistaken thats the haswell socket ? I have this cooler running on a haswell i5 :) Keeps it at <40'C when in games
I believe the thermal pasta included is this one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000OKXJLI . I don't think there is any need to get a different one, there's not much performance increase in buying thermal pasta of higher value and there is a decent amount for at least 2 CPUs if you ever need to upgrade or anything like that. Hope this helped :)
You should be able to quite easily. I bought this to cool my i5 760 which is overclocked from the original 2.8ghz to 4.0ghz on all the 4 cores.
This cooler will fit in the majority of cases, however it is optimal to stipulate what case you have for me to answer with complete knowledge.