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thanks for everything guys ill go with the Shin Etsu,hopefully it wont dissapoint me. btw gregory is there a special pattern i have to apply it?
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You're supposed to soak the tube in warm water to soften the tim, then you spread it around with your finger through a plastic bag.


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To apply; simply heat the tube by running under hot water from the tap. Wipe it dry.
Get the thinnest plastic bag you can find (freezer bags are ideal), and cover your hand.
Apply a rice-grain size of the warm paste to the centre of the CPU heat spreader. Holding the CPU in one hand, GENTLY rub the paste using a circular motion, across the surface with your index finger (through the plastic bag). Just use VERY light pressure and massage it in until the surface is covered completely.
After rubbing for about 15 seconds, the heat from your finger softens the paste and eventually, it leaves behind a nice thin haze on the heat spreader. I waited one minute and repeated the process to get a slightly thicker coat and then did the same thing to the bottom of the heat sink.
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You're good w/ a rice sized portion for a CPU, larger for a gpu. shin-etsu is a little thicker, and I've heard of people recommending spreading it out with an old credit card, but I personally hate that idea.

I just got some EVGA frostbite, or some nonsense in the other day. I've yet to try it, I think it's just rebranded OCZ freeze tho, we'll see.
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You're supposed to soak the tube in warm water to soften the tim, then you spread it around with your finger through a plastic bag.
is there a video somewhere showing how to do it? i just paid 6 bucks for 1 gram so i wanna get it right the first time
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Once you heat up the paste, you can apply it in pretty much any way you want. The method I suggested might get you 1 celsius better, but it's nothing to worry about. As long as you don't apply too much, it's very hard to mess up.

Edit: I can't find a single video on the entire web. Don't worry about applying it though, it's very hard to screw up.
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Once you heat up the paste, you can apply it in pretty much any way you want. The method I suggested might get you 1 celsius better, but it's nothing to worry about. As long as you don't apply too much, it's very hard to mess up.

Edit: I can't find a single video on the entire web. Don't worry about applying it though, it's very hard to screw up.
you helped me out so much man,thanks heaps.
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post #27 of 61
Arctic Silver 5 also separates when you let it sit, it's a PITA.

I haven't had MX-4 separate on me yet; the consistency is nice and uniform.

(Just replying to some of the posts on page 1.)
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Hey guys, just a quick question, i ordered some Arctic mx2 couple of hours ago, is mx4 better ? they had the same price... just wondering if i screwed up or not.
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Only by like 1 celsius iirc.
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Well, guess i was lucky then , only chose the MX2 over MX4 because iv`e heard so many good things about it.

Thanks anyway, now i know i didnt screw up.. too badly.
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