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I use a very small amount and use an old credit card to smooth it down and then just put the heat sink on it and smoosh it around and clamp it down.
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post #22 of 39
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Originally Posted by A-E-I-Owned-You View Post
I use a very small amount and use an old credit card to smooth it down and then just put the heat sink on it and smoosh it around and clamp it down.
That's the worst way. A blob the size of a small pea.
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K, so just put a small pea size amount on the cpu then place the heatsink on and thats it?
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That's the worst way. A blob the size of a small pea.
ABSOLUTELY NOT!

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K, so just put a small pea size amount on the cpu then place the heatsink on and thats it?
Yeah pretty much. Its that simple.
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That's the worst way. A blob the size of a small pea.
Yeah, no it isn't.
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post #27 of 39
90-100% isopropyl alcohol


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Originally Posted by PureOC Jim View Post
That's the worst way. A blob the size of a small pea.
NO.

That is way too much,if he's using a conductive thermal paste,the excess mess of thermal paste can fry the CPU.
A dot the size of a grain of rice,or half the size of a pea will do.
Edited by Heavy MG - 6/13/11 at 2:48pm
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post #28 of 39
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ABSOLUTELY NOT!

I review heatsinks. Did it done that. The small pea is easiest and gets best contact. The baseplate spreads the Tim where it is needed and fills the voids. Do you test them?

The size of the pea depends on the thermalpaste. OCZ Freeze needs less, ic 7 needs more due to thickness.
Edited by PureOC Jim - 6/13/11 at 2:49pm
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post #29 of 39
I always thought that the amount of TIM should be equivalent to an uncooked grain of rice.

But....to be safe you can always start with a small bit put the HSF on (secured down), let it set for 5-10 minutes then take it off to see of you achieved adequate coverage....if you did, then clean off the TIM again and apply the same amount, if not, clean off the TIM and apply a bit more next time....repeat the process until you've reached the right amount and proceed with pride.
   
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I review heatsinks. Did it done that. The small pea is easiest and gets best contact. The haseplate spreads the Tim where it is needed and fills the voids.
I was just pointing out that "a small pea" could mean a lot of different things depending on where you're from. The peas in the picture I posted are HUGE and are the common peas a lot of people eat. The peas you're referring to are tiny peas. Yes, what you're saying is the most effective method.
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