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Originally Posted by Mysterio2004173 View Post

Also, any thoughts of methods of application. As I said before, it seems that applying the paste as a bead and spreading it using the block is a very popular method. But it seems a little risky to my because you can easily get too much or too little.

Well, back when AS5 was indeed king (it showed to be better than generic and other brands of thermal grease), on chips with exposed dies it gave elaborate instructions: Put a bead on about half the size of a grain of rice, and spread it flat with a razorblade. Meanwhile, tin the heat sink back, rubbing it in, but then dry-wipe. That fills in all the micro features without any extra. Then drop on carefully and tighten.

For the style you see now, with a metal heat-spreader lid on the chip package, they said just casually squeeze it on, twist and slide the block around, and make sure it is covered. But you could use a more careful application as before. I think the issue is that the heat spreader lid isn't as super-flat as the silicon wafer. You might indeed need more to fill in.
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