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This is very useful info cause people should know the right way to apply thermal compound. I've seen many times people even with decent PC experience putting a pile of paste on the cpu and then complaining about high temps. Please check it out.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...ompound/1303/1

Mods, im sorry if its a wrong section to start the thread, i wasn't sure where it belongs.
Edited by ekg84 - 6/8/11 at 7:48pm
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tl;dr

Less is more.
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Why would they even post that...That is making it sound like it is ok to put that much paste on...WAY TO MUCH...,
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i know, i was ROFL myself, but the sad part is that this is the way many and many people "apply" thermal compound in real life.
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Why would they even post that...That is making it sound like it is ok to put that much paste on...WAY TO MUCH...,
They posted that cause too many people think its just enough. Guys who made this review have sense of humor. Obviously its too much - and test shows exactly why.
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Thanks. Great info
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They used Ceramique TIM with a flat base heatsink. YMMV.
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They used Ceramique TIM with a flat base heatsink. YMMV.
And? the point is to show the differences between various methods of TIM application. What matters is that they used the same paste for every application method they demonstrated. Too much is too much whether u use flat surface heatsink or one with heatpipes, if u put way too much of compound temps will allways be higher than with correct (thin layer) application.
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they didn't let teh thermal paste settle in, different thermal pastes have greatly different application styles. Same goes for heatsinks.
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