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How much & how do I put Thermal Compound on Noctua NH-U12P SE2 ?

post #1 of 6
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anybody have any pics so I see it ?

By the way should I Arctic Silver 5 or the compound that comes with Noctua.

thanks
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if you have a AMD cpu then use a drop of TIM the size of a rice grain in the middle.

if you have an Intel cpu then use a vertical line.

Google AS5 and you will find just this in there manual.

AS5 is good stuff but it needs a bit of time to settle before it reaches its maximum capicity.
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post #3 of 6
Also check youtube there are tons of videos on how to do this. I would tell you but it much easier just to watch.
post #4 of 6
Also just use the AS5 but make sure you do not use too much and do not get any on the bottom of the CPU or any on the motherboard as it is conductive.
post #5 of 6
Do NOT use the AS5. Use the Noctua paste instead. It is better than AS5 in all respects.
Just a small glob of paste in the middle of the CPU and put the cooler on top.

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Doesn't the U12P come with NT-HI? Use that.
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