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Here is video on how compound spreads

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I use the small dot method. I'm also of the belief that it doesn't matter how you apply it as long as you net a good, thorough, yet veeeery thin, coating along about 90-95% of the IHS.
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post #53 of 106
Go water. Put some TIM on.

3 degrees is nothing and could be contributed to lots of stuff, like a leperchaun was cooking beans in the case at the time, a tiny dragon was spitting fire on the heatsink, etc.

I don't think putting too much or too little on does anything, its getting some on there that matters, as long as you arent putting it on the pin side you'll be fine..
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Originally Posted by staryoshi View Post
I'm disappointed that they did not use my "X" method :'(
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Probably the worst method. I explained why ages ago.
(Edited for clarification)

You shouldn't just poop in my punchbowl without bothering to explain, herr moderator. The dismissive tone coupled with simply walking away is kinda rude.

I think you are suggesting air bubbles*, but with the amounts I've used there's no excess to form bubbles. You can have issues if your mating surfaces aren't flat (like with the TRUE), but in most cases, this has worked very well for me.

*now that I've gone back and reviewed your link, I see that you are.


Edited by Mjolnir - 6/11/11 at 12:43am
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You can't just poop in my punchbowl without explaining yourself, herr moderator. Kinda rude.
I did explain myself, way back at post 15. I'm not seeing how an objective viewpoint is rude.
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I did explain myself, way back at post 15. I'm not seeing how an objective viewpoint is rude.
Granted, your generically labelled link in post #15 takes us to your explanation, post#15 itself is not explicit about the information contained within, at least in regards to the saran wrap method.
Unless I had clicked your link prior to your later remarks, it would require clairvoyance on my part to know what you were referring to.

Ugh, no matter how I try to word the above two sentences I can't seem to figure out a way to convey in a civil tone that I was mildly offended by your response to my post, but it arose out of the way the information is nested in post #15 and I see now you weren't just trolling, but it seemed that way at the time. Clear as mud?

I still stand by my assertion that simply polishing the two mating surfaces to fill in the microscopic defects, leaving virtually no intervening layer of TIM, is a viable method with certain coolers - with direct contact coolers being an obvious exception.
Edited by Mjolnir - 6/11/11 at 12:53am
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Indeed.
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For me I have found that using 5 small dots of TIM works the best to coat the surface of both mating faces without oozing out excess TIM when installed.
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