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Good tutorials
 
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Generally a Grain of Rice sized amount is good...Nothing more than say a B.B pellet though.
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I just wanted to add... I have noticed severely different temps when using the same heatsink, same case, but different motherboards. For instance...

I was using my AeroCool HT-102 on my ECS KA3-MVP/A64 FX-62, and even overclocked to 3.2ghz/1.45v the core never went above 22'c at idle, and never exceeded 32'c at full load!

But I now have the HT-102 on my MSI K9A Platinum/A64 FX-62, in the same case, and also overclocked to 3.2ghz/1.45v, and I am now seeing temps of 38'c at idle, and 49'c at load/both cores.

The only difference aside from the motherboard, is that now I'm running 2 hdd's and dual X1950XTX Crossfire... but my case is very well ventilated and remember, its also winter time... and I'm in a basement where its roughly 55'F-60'F day/night.

wondering why this was, I have mounted and remounted the HT-102 several times, even lapping the sink a second time prior to the last time I mounted it. So keep these things in mind, as some mobo's designs are just not as good at allowing that heat to escape / letting the fresh air through. Also, good cable management is a plus as well.
    
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