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post #11 of 29
The more viscous and thicker the paste, the more paste you need. The less viscous and thinner the paste, the less paste you need.

MX-2 is fairly thin paste so you don't need to apply as much.
post #12 of 29
IIRC MX-2 Has no burn-in time.
post #13 of 29
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The more viscous and thicker the paste, the more paste you need. The less viscous and thinner the paste, the less paste you need.

MX-2 is fairly thin paste so you don't need to apply as much.
Thanks, I just did a thin line in the middle and spread it with pressure from the HS, i made 2 attempts of trying to 'credit card' it on, but i couldnt manage it properly lol
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Thanks, I just did a thin line in the middle and spread it with pressure from the HS, i made 2 attempts of trying to 'credit card' it on, but i couldnt manage it properly lol
Just put it on!!! Lol. I remember when I tried to be a perfectionist when it came to applying the TIM
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Temps should go down and also see if the temps between the cores are the same
Pretty much this.
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post #16 of 29
I have found that spreading it can be a serious PITA.

So much easier to either do the bb/pea size or line and then squish to spread.

I just prefer the dot method.
post #17 of 29
Every TIM has a burn in time thats why we all wait for a couple of days to get the figures,

Mx-2 is a good Paste depending on how flat the HS is depends on the amount you should use Personaly I try to keep TIM film as thin as possible to reduce burn time,

But then once I have applied TIM I run some cpu intensive apps to heat up the CPU and then let it cool and then cycle like that for a bit,

Pea size drops are good as long as you have a low viscosity TIM
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post #18 of 29
It just takes a little practice. When I first started, I used up a syringe of TIM just doing one application after another, over the course of about a week. Every time I would take the cooler off, I would check what the spread was like, and adjust amount and technique accordingly. Of course, I monitored temps and did a few burn-ins to be sure nothing was truly off.
Now I just put a blob in the middle and pop the cooler on. If temps are good, I know it's good.
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Thanks for all the replies, greatly appreciated
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Just make sure to monitor your temps for couple of days and especially while heavy usage. Here is great app for that - Real Temp
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