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I know people post videos like this to be funny, but you might have someone who will watch that and actually do it.
    
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great video

but using bead or bean??????????? what happens to the corners of the cpu without paste??
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post #13 of 25
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great video

but using bead or bean??????????? what happens to the corners of the cpu without paste??

You only need paste where the micropockets is, and the die isnt as big as the IHS.
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Seems like I have used the most effective way then! Thanks guys smile.gif

Also lol at the video thumb.gif

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great video

but using bead or bean??????????? what happens to the corners of the cpu without paste??
The cpu isn't the full size of the IHS. Corners are irrelevant.
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The cpu isn't the full size of the IHS. Corners are irrelevant.

thanks, also the guy from above

ok, that makes sense, i always wondered why people used bean method, i believed you would have to use a lot of paste in order to cover al cpu, lol, that`s why i prefered credit card to extend to all the cpu,

soon will try the bean
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post #17 of 25
Use the size of a BB, not a pea! Pea is WAY too much!

The ideal spread should look like this:




Application method also depends on the TIM, but the best temps I've ever gotten consistently have been from "tinting", although you need a very thick paste with very high metal content (PK1 is perfect) to do it, and you also have to get fairly lucky in terms of having an IHS and Block/Heatsink Base that are well matched.
   
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totally agree with tinting, thats what i do although i called it Tin lol plus i use PK1
@nleksan, the method i use on the first page for tinting, is that correct?
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post #19 of 25
I've been using the line method, because that's what the manufacturer recommended* for my processor. I think I might switch to the bead method, though. On the IHS at least, the die has CLU painted on. tongue.gif
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totally agree with tinting, thats what i do although i called it Tin lol plus i use PK1
@nleksan, the method i use on the first page for tinting, is that correct?
Yes, what you described is tinting. IIRC, Arctic recommended doing that as well, although I haven't. Perhaps next time.

*http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_application_method.html#
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The best way to spread tim is to place a pea sized bead in the center. Make sure when you apply the cooler that you applied it evenly (i.e. don't screw one side all the way down at a time).

Pea sized is far too big.

Rice grain. I'll preach the rice grain until the day I die.

Know why I like rice? It's really good when you're hungry and want 2000 of something.
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