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post #11 of 20
someone said they mae a snake design with the thermal paste and it worked fine...Say if you were to put a line down... it wouldnt actually be spread out over the whole chip would it? wouldnt maybe making a very thing square design work with a very tiny bb size in the middle? more the better or no?
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post #12 of 20
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someone said they mae a snake design with the thermal paste and it worked fine...Say if you were to put a line down... it wouldnt actually be spread out over the whole chip would it? wouldnt maybe making a very thing square design work with a very tiny bb size in the middle? more the better or no?
If you ask me following the directions is always the best way to go about doing things. The thermal paste spreads out more when heated. And I don't think it needs to cover the processor. Just the middle part. If you click on the link given before it will show you how the C2D looks on the inside.
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post #13 of 20
The only way to know for certain that your paste is spread evenly is to do it yourself. Get out the razor blade or credit card - its easy. A bb in the middle or other patterns might work, particularly if you lapped. But if you didn't, you might get an uneven distribution and that sucks.
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post #14 of 20
The reason they say a line down the middle is becasue the chip beneath the IHS is a small square with a core on each side. If you apply the paste in a line between these two cores, when the heatsink is pushed down the line spreads across those cores.

Its ok to apply a small BB to a single core, directly in the middle but a new technique is needed for dual cores
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post #15 of 20
The Instructions form AS5 are very good however as said All you need to apply is a BB blob size of AS5 and you can actually sit your heatsink straight ontop as it will spread the AS5 anyway.
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line down the middler it is if the cpu blows up im sewing artic lmao
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It works for me..........hang on, whats that burning smell
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post #19 of 20
I've heard a few people say that they found the line down the middle cooled the processor better than spreading it across. But I suppose it's the same thing because we you put the heat sink down it's going to spread it anyway. Worked out for me.

And remember the burn in. Takes around 2 weeks to get the full effect of the paste. Playing games or running prime95 on and off will help stress the processor a bit so the thermal paste will work better.
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post #20 of 20
A BB sized amount will spread out nicely once you attach the HSF. It'll be so tight that the AS5 will spread out nicely, even more so when it heats up. Too much I've heard is bad as it negatively affects the transfer of heat. You can always go back and redo it if you have to though. It's not like once you attach the HSF that it's glued to the CPU forever. Trial and error here.
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