I like that cooler- I'm thinking of getting one next too- I saw some very good reviews. It's not to expensive either, like the thermalright's are. But back to your answer- wjat do you mean you aren't using any?? Any thermal paste??? uuhhhh, that' s a problem. **edit** oops- I looked again, that isn't the one I'm getting, I'm getting this one. I read good reviews about the 7+. It seemed to do pretty well compared to the more well known brands.