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Originally Posted by predcon;14839566 
According to that article, I need to apply the thermal material to the H80's surface, and not the AMD CPU? That's going to be hard enough without a material that's as easily applicable as Blu-Tack(tm) that's lost it's adhesiveness and been rolled around in chalk dust. I mean, the base of the end of the H80 that connects to the CPU is flopping around on two hoses that prevent it from laying flat on a hard surface, and I've got nothing to clamp it in place with while I put the stuff on it.
Seriously: just apply a blob onto the CPU in the dead center. Then let the pressure of the heatsink application spread the paste evenly.

If you want it easy, then it doesn't get any easier than this. If you want it to be effective, then this is very effective.

There is no need to be so exacting or precise when it comes to applying thermal paste. Just put some on, install the heatsink, maybe remove the heatsink to check your thermal paste application, fix if necessary, and then put the heatsink back on and enjoy.

I see no reason to make it any more complicated than this. You could have been done with this nearly 44 hours ago.
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First off, no I couldn't. It hasn't even arrived in Post yet. And it won't until tomorrow.

Second, I'm almost certain the method you're describing allows for air pockets/bubbles.
    
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First off, no I couldn't. It hasn't even arrived in Post yet. And it won't until tomorrow.
Aw damn.


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Second, I'm almost certain the method you're describing allows for air pockets/bubbles.
I've been doing it this way ever since I first started building (March 2008), and I've never had problems. Every single time I check with experts to see if my temps seem normal, they always confirm that they are about as good as they can get.

Now if I remember correctly, the method that poses the highest risk for air pockets is the method where you spread the paste first, or if you try to get fancy with the way you apply the paste onto the CPU (like how some people think using an 'X' is the best).

Seriously: all I've ever done is put a blob in the dead center and I've always had excellent, couldn't-be-better results. I've never had one single expert say "Your temps are a little higher than I would expect for that..."
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post #14 of 19
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Second, I'm almost certain the method you're describing allows for air pockets/bubbles.
There is no way for air pockets/bubbles to get in. There is a blob of paste, the heatsink spreads it with pressure. Air will not get in unless you take off the heatsink.
 
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post #15 of 19
its the same way you put on a cpu, no different technique needed for a gpu
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You're worrying about it too much.
    
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You're worrying about it too much.
This.

As my wise dad likes to say, "just keep it simple".
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post #18 of 19
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Aw damn.



I've been doing it this way ever since I first started building (March 2008), and I've never had problems. Every single time I check with experts to see if my temps seem normal, they always confirm that they are about as good as they can get.

Now if I remember correctly, the method that poses the highest risk for air pockets is the method where you spread the paste first, or if you try to get fancy with the way you apply the paste onto the CPU (like how some people think using an 'X' is the best).

Seriously: all I've ever done is put a blob in the dead center and I've always had excellent, couldn't-be-better results. I've never had one single expert say "Your temps are a little higher than I would expect for that..."
blob is perfect and easy, and while spreading can leave air bubbles, its generally if its to thick. My method, is SUPER thin, i should do a vid tut haha
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post #19 of 19
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Are there any videos, or at least written instructions with photos, for the application of Tuniq TX-4 paste? I imagine the process is not dissimilar from applying TX-3, but I just want to be sure. Google is not my friend, in this case. I get lots of comparative reviews, and item pages for online shopping, but no instructional materials.

Add'l: Is there a specific sub-board for thermal pastes and grease? I didn't see it.
Here's how I do it and it works great.
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