Who Watches the Watchmen?
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The reason I like PK1 so much is because I use the "tinting" application method, and it's the perfect consistency for the method while also having a verylow aamount of solvents. Tinting is basically using the TIM to act as an abrasive between the two surfaces, micro-polishing them against one another, then cleaning it off with something like a razor so that any of the particles embedded in the tiny microscopic grooves remain. Then you can use an extremely smallaamount of paste in a dot in the center and allow pressure to spread it. The difference can be substantial, I usually see anywhere from 4-9C compared to regular application.
Also, since you have never applied paste before, don't follow the "pea size", that's too much. Use the size of a BB, and make sure that the paste DOES NOT cover the entire heatspreader, but rather it should make a circle whose edges just touch each of the four sides of the IHS, but don't extend to the corners.
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