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Thermal paste on both cpu and cooler's bottom ?

post #1 of 8
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Sorry I no this is kinda s stupid question but do you have to apply thermal paste on both cpu and the air cooler's bottom surface? You batter not because I always thought it's just the cpu.
post #2 of 8
You just put it on the CPU.
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post #3 of 8
Or cooler either way but not both.
 
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post #4 of 8
Just one.
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post #5 of 8
Thermalright tells you to do both...which is strange instructions.
post #6 of 8
You can do either not both, best on the cpu tho.
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post #7 of 8
I always put a little on the heatsink base, then wipe it away which leaves a bit of a microscopic layer which helps to fill in any gaps missed on the cpu application. On the CPU I use the grain of rice method.
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post #8 of 8
Can be used with most Thermal paste.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appm..._line_v1.1.pdf
    
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