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post #11 of 15
I've tried so much, so little, manual spreading and all that Jazz.. 0 difference at all.. probably its all about the mounting.
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post #12 of 15
Get a ruler and make a blob the size of a 5mm diameter circle.

5mm = half a centimeter
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From the images, I'd definitely use more.
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You guys are killing me, lol. I guess EarlZ is right.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Recipe7 View Post
Get a ruler and make a blob the size of a 5mm diameter circle.

5mm = half a centimeter
This is what I should have done to begin with. Draw a little 4-5mm circle and practice. The other day I almost wanted to throw a grain of rice on my chip, but then I'd have to clean it again.

I e-mailed Noctua, and he said "As far as I can tell you have used the right amount of thermal paste." (In reference to the last pic)
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with my d14 i did the pea size method, worked great
This.
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