Originally Posted by MainStageNews
Alright thanks. I was just scared that the Ultra wouldnt agree with nickel. Also may I ask why you need a layer on the water block itself? I would think if you just put it on the die you wouldnt need it on the block....
It is not a matter of need, more personal preference and how much you apply. It took me more than a few tries to get the right amount of Ultra on the die and IHS. You can end up using too much or too little, usually you have to test to come up with the amount that works best for your particular setup. The instructions from CL Ultra manual states “You can apply the Liquid Ultra on one or both surfaces, but the whole applied amount should not be too big.”
Some people put enough on the die and don’t do the cooler, I like to do the die then with what is left on the brush do a very thin layer or staining of the underside of the IHS (if you use one). Since I use Ultra everywhere, I apply a reasonably small amount on the die and top of the IHS, then just a very thin layer on the bottom of the IHS and the cooler.