Originally Posted by Xristo
For an i7 chip u do not put a dot then smudge it all over the top , wrong . No wonder your temps sky rocket , probably from all the air pockets you created or the uneven coverage .
this is how you apply thermal paste . Makes a big difference whether or not you applied it correctly . Took me quite a few times to reseat my block for best results .. a few as in ( 20 times ) its all trial and error , if u make a mistake , do it again .
Where the hell did you come up with that's the wrong way??
I've done the pea and spread method every single time.. my whole life...
I'm running RES > MCP655 w/ topper > GPU > 120 > CPU > 360... right now my temps are, 30/31/32/33.. and my gpu is at 33... max heat is around 38 on both with overclocks... so don't just say it's the wrong way if it works for others. Not to mention it's effing 80F in this damned room right now...