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TIM suggestions for PII x4 955 stock cooler

post #1 of 6
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I'm exchanging my MB and figured it was safer to reapply the TIM to avoid any air bubbles.

I can choose between the ones listed here:
http://www.msy.com.au/default.jsp?category=139

I would also like advice on how to apply, small blob/small cross in the center is what I've heard, but does it make much of a difference?
Do I apply it to the heatsink or CPU?
And should I do it before I install the MB inside the chasis?
Edited by Polymerabbit - 5/27/11 at 5:27pm
 
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post #2 of 6
I like chillfactor 2 TIM. Just started using it and it's great. AS5 is a other great one. As for applying, I like to spread and thin even amount across the CPU. For the heatsink you can put q small pea size drop then wipe in around the hs and wipe it clean. That has given me the best results. Make sure you clean the current TIM off with 91% isopropyl alchol.
Edited by UsedPaperclip - 5/27/11 at 5:44pm
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I use Artic Silver 5. use the rice method and you will be fine.
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Out of that list, I'd probably go with the noctua stuff. I've never used it, but I've heard good things about it. I use Tuniq TX-2 personally.
I would NOT recommend AS5, it is very hard to apply, takes forever to cure(reach best temps) and it is conductive, so it can cause shorts.

Application depends on the type of cooler you have.
Flat base: small dot on cpu, about size of 6mm Airsoft pellet.


Direct touch heat pipe: apply thin line(or two small dots) on each aluminum piece between the heat pipes on cpu cooler.


Whatever you do don't spread the compound, that can cause air bubbles. Just let the heatsink spread it when you tighten it down.
Edited by qwertymac93 - 5/27/11 at 7:43pm
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Out of that list I would go with the Noctua.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...nd-review.html
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post #6 of 6
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Thanks for the replies, guess I'll go with the Noctua.
I already cleaned off the old stuff with 70% isopropyl wipes and then a wipe over with some tissues to dry it. Hope thats ok.

EDIT: All done now

+ rep to those that helped
Edited by Polymerabbit - 5/27/11 at 9:39pm
 
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