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post #1 of 14
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I noticed on AS5's website that a line of AS5 should be applied to the CPU. Do i have to put on a glove and actually smear this all over the processor or can I put my water block on this line of AS5 in the center of the E6600 Conroe processor?

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post #2 of 14
Place the Block on the AS5 and let the weight, and the pressure when tightening the block down do the spreading.
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post #3 of 14
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Thank you. So I just put a dab of AS5 in the middle of the chip or should I draw the line straigt down the middle.
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post #4 of 14
There is lots of debate about this. The consensus is that less is better (About the size of a small pea or large grain of rice). I like to spread it thinly with a razor blade (in case your cpu cooler is slightly concave). Others just plug it into the middle, wiggle the cooler slightly and let it roll.
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post #5 of 14
if you know you'll get a flush contact i personally perfer to dab some on the middle, then spread it into a really thin layer with a toothpick, worked for me.
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post #6 of 14
I have tried both techniques, and allowed for the proper cure time. I did not notice a consistent and obvious difference in one from the other.
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post #7 of 14
Here is my method: Clean the block and CPU with some alcohol on a lint free paper (coffee filter), next, with a baggie inside out over a fingertip rub a small amount into both surfaces (like waxing a car). Then wipe off the excess with another filter. This fills the small imperfections in the block and CPU surface.
Now put a small blob of paste in the middle of the CPU. Set the block or HSF
down squarely and secure.
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post #8 of 14
That's the exact same method I use also and it works perfectly.
post #9 of 14
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Thank you. I was using GOO GONE to clean the block and CPU. Is this bad? Should I use Isopropyl Alcohol? Is it safe?
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post #10 of 14
Goo Gone is OK as long as you follow it up with Alcohol, that will remove any trace of oil. Yes regular old rubbing alcohol is OK.
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