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I apply mine with a cotton tip tongue.gif
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I use the two stripes method. just putting a small dot in the middle of the CPU resulted in worse temps for me.
 
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post #13 of 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by just_nuke_em View Post
I don't think there is enough significant difference in those results to declare a winner.
Yes, but it is clear that less = more
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post #14 of 106
What's thermal paste

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post #15 of 106
Heh, well, I could have given anyone the conclusion myself... I've had it in my sig for a while.

http://www.overclock.net/8134498-post54.html

Of course, the line method may work better for some than the dot method, and vice versa... use whichever of the 2 works better for you.
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I've had good results by attempting to create a portrait of Frodo Baggins with my thermal compound.
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post #18 of 106
For AMD, tiny dot in the middle, then turn the hsf left and right a few times while applying pressure, then bolt it on. This gave me -10 temps on two problematic installs with stock HSF and stock tim. Both have AS5 now.
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post #19 of 106
There is no universal "best way" to do it. It depends on the type of cooler, etc.

Application on HDT Coolers
I've experimented with my OCZ Vendetta 2 and Cooler Master Hyper 212+, and I can confirm that the last method on the page works well for HDT.
 
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I usually empty the whole tube. More means better temps, right?

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