Originally Posted by Mygaffer
Spread is really one of the worst ways actually. I used to use the spread method when I was younger. Now for direct touch heatpipe coolers I use two small lines right under the inner most heatpipes. The lines are only one third the length of the cpu's heatspreader. After a lot of testing I found that to give the best and most consistent results compared to any other method.
Application of TIM makes so much more difference than quality of TIM.
Lol, tell me, what are your temps / oc at then?
I really don't know what spread you have in mind,
but my method is similiar to the credit card method,
Its entirely even across the core when I do it.
Im OCD, I assure its even...
Smush, squash, what ever method you do,
its your fancy.
If you take your time, it will come out right.
what difference does it make if its a even circle in the middle versus the entire HS ?
Nothing. other than uncovered IHS.
ever consider when using the other methods and your HS slips?
you gotta start all over.
I like to get mines in one go.Edited by kyismaster - 5/21/12 at 6:03pm