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So i am trying to thermal paste my phenom 9850 non be. Any ways it is trying to idle at 50c but i think that is to high. I have tried the dot method but i think my thermal paste is much to thick for that. I have antec formula 7 i have read up on it most people have had a hell of a time with it, seeing how it is so thick but the ones that do get it to work say it is better then AC5. my real question is what is the best way to apply this? maybe i should heat it up and use a razor to apply or is the dot method the best?

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So i am trying to thermal paste my phenom 9850 non be. Any ways it is trying to idle at 50c but i think that is to high. I have tried the dot method but i think my thermal paste is much to thick for that. I have antec formula 7 i have read up on it most people have had a hell of a time with it, seeing how it is so thick but the ones that do get it to work say it is better then AC5. my real question is what is the best way to apply this? maybe i should heat it up and use a razor to apply or is the dot method the best?

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Try running the system for a bit, Perhaps run some stress software to get the chip warm. Then shutdown and try to apply while the chip is still warm.

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Ok i am running Prime now. will let you know how it goes.
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So should try to just put a dot in the middle and let the heat sink spread it itself? or the line method what would you suggest? i am no to sure where the cores are located on the Phenom 9850 in the middle or the corners.
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So i decided the Dot method really did not cut it with this antec stuff. i idled at 40-44C. I am going to try to heat it up and spread it. Also i have a nice scratch on the top of my CPU from the previous owner would this affect the temps? If this does not work i think i am going to hang it up and buy some normal TIM that i can work with. Am to noob for this stuff rolleyes.gif
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NT H1 is easier(a bit) to apply than Antec Fomula 7
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