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Is this too much thermal Paste for a 2600k

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Hi,

I have just removed my antec 620 kuhler (to be rma'ed due to clicking noise) from my i7 2600k .

I swaped the standard paste for arctic silver 5 and followed the instructions for putting it on very carefully (a thin line vertically down the middle, i think) but its does seem rather thick, but it idled at round, 32ish.

Please see the photos and let me know what you think smile.gif

2hn76ft.jpg

2052nme.jpg

Cheers

Will
Edited by will1990 - 11/13/11 at 1:20am
post #2 of 7
Personally for myself, anything near the edge seems risky to me. Im always concerned about the thermal compound seeping onto the chip pins...

A small pea sized amount right in the middle should be more than enough. No need to spread the compound
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yea thats just a tad too much. that 2nd pic is an indication of that. you can see where the cpu was by the build up on the 2 corners.
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post #4 of 7
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Cheers for the quick reply guys, exactly what I was looking for - I'll put a little less on once I get a replacement cooler ;-)

Will
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What speed are the 2660k running at? tongue.gif
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What is a 2660k? Typo?
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haha, yes it's a typo! Sorry!
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