It is preapplied to the heatsink.
It´s (always) better to buy a good quality thermal compound and remove the preaplied. Yesterday I built a Ryzen 5 rig with the 1600x, and the stocked compound on the Wraith cooler was dry like the death valley.
It's supposed to be "dry" until heated by the CPU.
No way. It fell of like dust. It was like sand. It´s not the first time I saw this on a Wraith cooler for Ryzen. Normaly, it´s like "toothpaste". But the stuff on the wraith cooler is like $hit.
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