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I am going to move my system into a new Haf x next week and also adding the 212. What method do you guys use for applying the paste? I've looked around the internet but haven't found a good definitive answer. I have arctic silver 5 should I use that instead of the included paste?
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post #2 of 20
One pea-sized dot in the centre. Use the AS5 definitely. Don't be afraid of not adding enough TP, the most common mistake is adding too much.
Edited by sloppyjoe123 - 10/30/11 at 10:31am
    
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I always go by the Arctic Silvers guides: http://www.arcticsilver.com/instructions.htm
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post #4 of 20
Dot in the center is not optimal for HDT coolers like the 212+. A substatial amount of TIM will flow into the crevices between the base and heatpipes preventing a good spread.

I have both read and done testing of my own, and this is what gives the best results by far:



The lines should have approximately the same diameter as the tube opening.
Always gives perfect spread for me, although I admit that I have only tested it on AMD CPUs so far and I'm not sure but I suspect Intels have slightly lesser surface area(?). If that's the case than just make the lines a tiny bit shorter.

Edit: By the way, I just remembered that I usually make the line in the middle shorter than the outer two, but I'm too lazy to edit the picture.
So roughly 2cm + 1cm + 2cm, something like that.
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Agree with HothBase, OP also read this: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5
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Spread it thin. (i use card from new deck)
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Thanks guy, so I take it do not apply on the CPU, only the heatsink?
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I use these on every pc I build at work. I apply some paste to the bottom of the cooler and use something to spread it into the cracks nicely. then apply a little to the center of the cpu, not much tho. Once you tighten that cooler down all the way you can give it a little twist back and fourth and it will spread the paste even better. Those coolers are great for the money.
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Because the base of the HS is not flat, apply the TIM to the heatsink, yes.

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Thanks guy, so I take it do not apply on the CPU, only the heatsink?
Yes. It doesn't really matter if it's applied to the CPU or heatsink, but the latter is much easier in this case. Just don't apply TIM on both.
 
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