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I have the hardest time with these things. Huge difference in temps across cores (~8-10 degrees). It also seems that I have indentations from the first time I mounted (Probably stupidly tightened too much). But when I last remounted, I found that small parts of the processor's heatspreader were not even covered. And I got the same results I am getting now

Overall temps actually got worse

So, What do I do? If I could get an H70 on the cheap I'd bite and mount that. I'm cheapppppppppp.

Thanks!
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What about antec kuhler 620? At staples for $55 new with coupon from sig link
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I put some TIM in the middle, a little more than average, then spread it across the CPU myself, then mounted my H50. (Very thin amount across the chip)

Idle 34-37* / 58-61* under Load.

Some people choose the "Cross" method, or the pea size method, and the two lines. However the way I described above has worked out flawlessly for me.

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But a grain of rice/tiny bit bigger sized bit of TIM
DO NOT SPREAD just mount the cooler...do not lift/twist. straight down and mount.
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post #5 of 12
There are so many people who have different methods of applying TIM.
I for one, get best results when spreading it with a plastic bag manually.

Also, have you tried tightening the plate like -
1 - 3

4 - 2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dustin1 View Post
I put some TIM in the middle, a little more than average, then spread it across the CPU myself, then mounted my H50. (Very thin amount across the chip)

Idle 34-37* / 58-61* under Load.

Some people choose the "Cross" method, or the pea size method, and the two lines. However the way I described above has worked out flawlessly for me.

Hope it helps ya out!
So you essentially did what the preapplied paste did? What did you spread it with?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by von rottes View Post
But a grain of rice/tiny bit bigger sized bit of TIM
DO NOT SPREAD just mount the cooler...do not lift/twist. straight down and mount.
dont you have to twist to mount it?
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Quote:
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So you essentially did what the preapplied paste did? What did you spread it with?
Plastic bag over your finger, or a latex glove I believe has also been suggested. (Tho I'd wash all the powder crap off it first)
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post #9 of 12
I personally used a cu-tip.

But a plastic bag or glove would probably work better
 
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post #10 of 12
do not spread the tim by yourself as it will get air bubbles! Let the pressure when mounting do the job.. A pea sized tim in the middle of the processor works fine, but the X does it better.
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