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post #11 of 140
I used the spreading method as well, it might be a waste of thermal paste, but then again, there's plenty in the tube. And my temps are fine too
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But I always thought that 85% of people use rice-grain sized blob?
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post #13 of 140
I use the rice-grain sized method, seems to work fine for me.

Related anecdote: when I was helping one of my friends build a computer for the first time he didn't research how much paste to put on and used half a tube, luckily I noticed how much he had put on as I passed him the cooler, that could have been an interesting clean-up job/ RMA. tongue.gif
post #14 of 140
http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_application_method.html#

I just follow what arctic silver suggests.
post #15 of 140
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rowey View Post

There is no 'one' correct way of doing it. I personally just put a little amount roughly in the centre of the IHS and just mount the waterblock whilst applying lots or pressure.
I think my method is a good method, but there are so many different methods out there to say which one is the best. There is no perfect method really.

Exactly.

 

I do this.

 

The actual cores only touch a small portion of the IHS, so you don't need to cover the whole thing.  A small dot in the middle of the chip, you cover everything you want to cool.

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Originally Posted by Schnitter View Post

http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_application_method.html#
I just follow what arctic silver suggests.

:O interesting that they also recommend spreading for laptop CPUs.

P.S. Lmao, they called Intel's ivy bridge "Ivory Bridge".
post #17 of 140
I use pea-drop or line sometimes..I've been seating heatsinks a long time..haven't found a better method yet ..
 
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post #18 of 140
Smiley method.
post #19 of 140
because all the lame videos on youtube spreading the misinformation
post #20 of 140
For years I used the rice grain / bb sized mound in the middle on all cpus that had an IHS. Last year I began using the thin line method. Honestly I can't tell a difference in the two unless the cpu IHS or the heatsink base is severely concave or convex.

One reason I may not see a huge difference is because I always tint my cpu IHS and heatsink base before applying the final application of TIM.
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