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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.
What difference would it make if they let it settle? All temps would be couple degrees lower with same difference i guess. Result is the same. What matters is amount of TIM. U can draw a dot or a star or even couple of tits on the cpu - it shouldn't be too much of paste. The whole point of TIM is to fill the space between heatsink and cpu heatspreader and u need just a bit of TIM for that. thats how i understand the results of review.
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Nice Review, I think its going in my sig right next to the 80way test.

Alot = my new favorite measure.
Edited by cook - 6/8/11 at 9:49pm
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Method #7 is uber messy and gooey
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Method #7 is uber messy and gooey
Apparently, for many pc enthusiasts its okey, especially if u let it settle.
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I agree, #8 was pretty lulsy. I wonder if I reseat both my CPU and GPU if my temps would drop even lower. I had to do an X on my GPU, I was afraid with it being so large that a small dot wouldn't come close to covering it.
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