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I'm assembling a new pc for a friend and this is my first experience with a direct contact heatsink, and I'm not entirely sure how do I apply the TIM. I tried the single dot in the middle but that doesn't work well at all. So any other recommendations?
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In what way is it not working well? Do a line then or a thin circle line

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The temps were super high for stock 2600k
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fill in the grooves in between the heatpipes on the bottom with TIM. its like caulking. this is the most important part.

then do the spread method. trust me on this, spreading is better for these HDT coolers


i used to have a dark knight. this was the best method.
 
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post #5 of 5
Some people use a bit more TIM for direct contact heatpipe heatsinks so the TIM fills the area between the pipe and base plate but I'm not convinced that makes a tangible difference.

Depending on how hot the temps are - you may or may not actually have an issue. First you need to be sure you're getting proper temps from the BIOS or Core Temp. HW Monitor and other sogtware may not read the temps properly.

If the temps are correct and high then you need to be sure the CPU voltage is correct and the HSF properly mounted with a properly mounted fan that changes speed with load. If that's all good then you need to be sure you have proper airflow thru the case.
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