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post #91 of 140
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How much of a difference do heat pipe coolers make to the spreading pattern? I pulled my Hyper 212 off my 965 and noticed how terrible I did with the TIM. I've got the cooler on the i5 now and am wondering if I can improve temps.

At least a 3C difference if you fill in all the gaps in between the heatpipes and the HSF base, maybe more if you used the dot/pea method too.

Ideally, you want to put a thin line of TIM on in-between each heatpipe on the HSF
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then spread that evenly over the entire surface to fill in all of the gaps. You just want to fill the channels level with TIM so that the additional TIM can spread somewhat unrestricted to the edges. So you don't want any TIM actually left on the heatpipes or surface, just in all of the gaps. This is easy to do with a credit card, just press firmly and scrap off any excess.

After that, reapply TIM in-between the heatpipes like in the first step and then place that onto your CPU.
post #92 of 140
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Method of the gods...

This statement is definitely true. I'm going to be doing this from now on =D
post #93 of 140
Why do 95% of people come up with completely fake/improvised/guessed percentages?

Lol joking aside, I'm sure someone has already said this but when I didn't know anything about computers I bought some thermal paste after just finished successfully replacing my cpu for the first time and right in the directions it told me to use my finger in a plastic bag to spread it around and then use a credit card to smooth it out. That youtube video of the guy mounting a piece of clear plastic with the different spread methods changed my life forever. biggrin.gif
post #94 of 140
you can go to 70 safly so from 70 to 2xx isnt too far plenty of time to install!
post #95 of 140
I slop it on, cover the whole cpu with a thin layer, and then on goes the hsf. My 2500k is running very cool right now. I actually thought I had done a lousy job of spreading the paste (I used arctic silver), but it's running fine.

A great experiment would be to cover an old cpu with paste using the different methods, e.g., rice method which I've tried, and then mashing the chip onto a piece of glass, then flipping over the glass and seeing how well the paste spread. I might try that some day. I certainly have plenty of old chips.

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post #96 of 140
I use the dot method for regular tim, but really the differences aren't worth controversy. Just get the stuff on there and if you're happy with the temps it's case closed.
    
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I want to see him do that with the ASF7....DIAMOND biggrin.gif

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post #98 of 140
i use pea method but i put a tiny bit in the corners because it doesnt spread there very well.

i also make sure theres a nice even pressure so the TIM doesnt get pushed to one side only.
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