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Best way to apply TIM on a 2600K?

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IS the small blob in the middle method still correct for these new CPUs??
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post #2 of 9
Yes.
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post #3 of 9
This can be helpful.
AS recommends a vertical line

http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_ap...on_method.html
Edited by UsedPaperclip - 5/23/11 at 12:30pm
post #4 of 9
Take the bottle and empty it onto the CPU, then take steel wool and spread it across the CPU evenly and the motherboard around it.nah.. dont do that
post #5 of 9
I like to put my initials. That way the heatsink know's who's the boss of that CPU.
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post #6 of 9
I use a diagonal line from top left to bottom right. Start and finish about 10% of the way down.

Give it a few tries with cheap stuff and see what works best for you. Everyone has their own ways.
post #7 of 9
Just use a half a pea sized blob in the center and make sure to wiggle the heatsink a tiny bit when seating it. If temps aren't what you expect them to be then reseat.
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Iam using MX-3
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post #9 of 9
Guys becarefull when applying TIM, take alook of this link : http://innovationcooling.com/applica...structions.htm
See, even if u use really flat TIM covered on ur cpu surface there is still bubble trapped in there
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