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Applying TIM...what am I doing wrong with HeGrease?

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Re-applied HeGrease three times now on a 3570k with no success. I removed the IHS on the 3570k to replace the crap TIM from Intel using Phobya HeGrease and it wasn't good at all.

First application with HeGrease using the spread method on the chip and the line method on the hsf. First start of prime the temps shot up to 100c...immediately stopped prime. Idle temps were fine though.

Second application with HeGrease, I used the spread method again, but a thicker layer. Worked better, but temps were still worst than the factory TIM. ~90c.

Then I tried out AS5, thicker, which IMO is easier to spread. With the AS5, the temps were lower than the factory TIM @ ~75c.

Decided to give HeGrease a third try, same crap, 90c under prime.

Wondering if I got a bad batch of HeGrease or something because benchmarks show that it should be much superior to AS5 even with bad contact. sadsmiley.gif
post #2 of 5
Try the rice of grain method?

Sounds like too much TIM
post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by TinDaDragon View Post

Try the rice of grain method?
Sounds like too much TIM
Doesn't take much. Small dot in the center of cpu and let the heatsink spread it out.
at about 3:30 he shows how much he puts on
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRRWbQUqW1Y
Edited by hkriley - 7/24/12 at 5:46pm
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I don't know what it is but I always have the best luck with AS5 and I have tried several different pastes, all around AS5 is consistently the best performer, I usually do several remounts unless im satisfied with the temps the first time.
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Just tried the grain method and still no go. Upon inspecting the TIM after removing HSF and IHS, it doesn't look like the HeGrease is really sticking to the metal.
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