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How to tell if you applied Thermal Paste right?

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Hey folks,

Soz for the potencially stupid question.
I had to reapply thermal paste to my cpu there after cooling change, and im just wondering how you tell if i put the paste on correctly?,

Its my first time doing this. Will there be a significant difference in temps to establish this or? (as in will it be noticably hotter if i didnt do it right)
Thanks alot for any input, its appreciated
post #2 of 29
Temps should go down and also see if the temps between the cores are the same
    
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It is more of an experience thing, and heck even after you get it down pat...if you do not do it often enough...

The next time you go to do it you will be questioning yourself yet again...

If you completely mess up you will definitely notice.

Good Point from above poster...Huge temp variations are mostly caused by improper mounts.

If you really are looking for absolute best temps. you should always do at least 3 mounts just to get a better average.

also, and this is what I do...when you go to remount, pull the HSF or block or whatever it is you have attached up as straight as possible.

This way you can get a good view of the spread you attained from the previous mount and possibly know where you messed up.

Making your next mount even better.
post #4 of 29
It's actually really hard to mess up putting TIM on. I have due to circumstances beyond my control had to re-use paste and the temps were the same.
When looking at how much is actually on pre-applied sinks you'll notice there is a whole lot and temps still turn out fine.
About the worst thing you can do is trap air in bubbles but if you fasten the HS on to the recommended specs it will probably squeeze all the air out.
All you can really do is put it on and hope for decent temps, you may not get great temps for a week or two.
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all you really need to do is put a pea size amount on the clean CPU and then put the clean HSF on, that's it... It'll spread by itself. Some people like to spread it all through out, but eh, it doesn't really make a difference for me. Like for me right now, That's what I did (pea size), but I lapped my HSF and CPU and I idle at 25C and load at 38C and that's with a dusty TRUE lol. Too lazy to clean, will wait for summer.
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some say pea, i like to say more like rice. Im a huge fan of the spread method, you spread it so thin you can almost see the processor through the layer, but not quite.

For "official" instructions, check my sig.
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post #7 of 29
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Thanks for the quick replies fellas, +1 for making me feel easy a bit lol, My temps seem ok, 21-22 dC, its pretty warm here atm like. and they all seem in sync, altho their going between 21-22 rather quickly though, i was just worried that id leave it off and burn out my cpu or somethin lol. Thanks again.
post #8 of 29
Don't forget about the "burn in" time. IIRC it's something like 100 hours of burn in time for AS5 to reach it's maximum heat transfer capabilities. You should see cooler temps over the stock TIM but it'll be coolest after the aftermarket TIM has been able to burn in and do it's magic.
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post #9 of 29
Most of the time if you have applied TIM correctly you will se a slight temperature change after a few days,

So monitor your temps over the next couple of days and see if they start to get lower,

If you have done a bad job it will take a lot longer for temps to change if they do so at all.
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I used Arctic MX-2, no idea if thats any good to be honest, but hadn't alot of options lol.
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