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post #1 of 14
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Hi guys, i just installed the RASA cpu waterblock on my i7 930. As usual, im paranoid i didnt put enough on. It was a small pea size in the centre like so:



Yes, i did just realise that i could have taken a pic .....but anyway, this is pretty much what it looked like.

You reckon it was enough? I did a test before and it nicely covered the centre and surrounding area like so:



I tried putting the same amount on again.

Thanks

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post #2 of 14
Looks good, always best to have a test.
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post #3 of 14
its fine long as temps are within reason
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post #4 of 14
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Ok . Hopefully will get good temps then.

Does it matter how tight the block is on? Ive read people tightening heatsinks and such too much and causing shorts?
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post #5 of 14
As long as it looked evenly spread when you looked at the paste imprint it should be fine.
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post #6 of 14
ya just get it snug dont over tighten if you could break the pcb and possibly cause a short
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post #7 of 14
Will be fine
Grain of rice-sized is actually good enough, I wouldn't worry about it.
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post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by knoxy_14 View Post
ya just get it snug dont over tighten if you could break the pcb and possibly cause a short
Is there an obvious way to know if ie overtightened it or not? I can still turn the screws more. I did just unscrew them by one turn each just to make sure.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
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Is there an obvious way to know if ie overtightened it or not? I can still turn the screws more. I did just unscrew them by one turn each just to make sure.
i could tell when mine were getting pretty snug and also what i did was open core temps or whatever your temp monitor is and look at the temp cores and the higher ones i kinda tightened down different corners to try to get the temps even
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post #10 of 14
I use this much and it always works out wonderfully
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