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Is this ok, too much?



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Edited by andrewmchugh - 9/29/11 at 4:37pm
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post #2 of 9
Miles too much, lol

Use about half that I'd say.

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I have used a similar amount on my 580, perhaps a little less. You don't need as thick of lines as you put, but I usually do the same x shape on my gpus to cover the entire heat spreader.
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post #4 of 9
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Thanks lads

that was as thick as it came out of the tube, i think ill pull it appart now and get a pic of how its applyed and then have another go, I used to spread the paste and it was fine but alot of people say that it traps air

entire cover less paste then is the overall from u guys
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post #5 of 9
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i feel like im gunna snap the card pulling it off
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Edited by andrewmchugh - 6/14/11 at 10:34am
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post #6 of 9
Use the x method yeah, that's the best one, but you need to string it out a bit more, make the lines thinner if you can.

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Use the x method yeah, that's the best one, but you need to string it out a bit more, make the lines thinner if you can.

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cool. yeh i did it again but i forgot to take a pic but i made it half the think less and had the X almost edge to edge


Edited by andrewmchugh - 6/14/11 at 1:46pm
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post #8 of 9
Sorry to Ninja, but I'm having this exact same problem.

During curing time, does the thermal paste expand outwards with heat?
I've applied around the same amount the OP did the first time round.
This is an air cooled 560-Ti with a Twin Frozr III Heatsink. Its also got a lot of machining grooves on the underside.

I really don't want to put too little on - but if it spreads out with heat, im sure I could put much less than I have.
post #9 of 9
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ok guys my loops all done,

max 40c on the gpu in bfbc2 for 40 mins xD

need to do the cabling tomorrow and im done!

Edited by andrewmchugh - 6/14/11 at 4:00pm
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