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EHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, Use thermal pads. Sheesh.
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I've tried both ways (spreading and rice grain). Not too long ago I was cleaning my loop so I took the cpu block off, I don't know if it was because I switched my 2 radiators around or if it was because I spread the paste this time but my temps dropped by 5c on both CPU and GPU.
    
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Originally Posted by Aleckazee View Post

I've tried both ways (spreading and rice grain). Not too long ago I was cleaning my loop so I took the cpu block off, I don't know if it was because I switched my 2 radiators around or if it was because I spread the paste this time but my temps dropped by 5c on both CPU and GPU.

By that you mean it was lower with the rice grain method?
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By that you mean it was lower with the rice grain method?

He means by switching around his radiators, and spreading the compound instead of using the rice grain method. He saw a 5C drop in temperature.
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He means by switching around his radiators, and spreading the compound instead of using the rice grain method. He saw a 5C drop in temperature.

Thanks I just read it again and wow reading > me lol
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post #126 of 140
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Originally Posted by Warmonger View Post

He means by switching around his radiators, and spreading the compound instead of using the rice grain method. He saw a 5C drop in temperature.

Yep, that's it.
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Thanks I just read it again and wow reading > me lol

sorry, not very good at explaining things smile.gif
    
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The worst thing you can do is incorrectly tighten the heatsink or be inconsistent with how you fasten it down. In my experience the style of spreading TIM is negligible, but the one time I had one corner too loose on my heatsink, temps were 20 degrees above norm at load. The methods of spreading the stuff is just a wives tale I think
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I just put a grain-sized amount on the chip and just dab it evenly with a gloved finger. Works well. biggrin.gif
    
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can you really apply too much TIM? i mean, won't it just gonna be dispersed by the heatsink when you tightening it down?
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Originally Posted by ghostrider85 View Post

can you really apply too much TIM? i mean, won't it just gonna be dispersed by the heatsink when you tightening it down?

Not sure if it's that serious, but having too much TIM on the chip sure calls for a messier cleanup the next time around.
    
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