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AS5 feels like clay, hard to rub out !

post #1 of 16
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the title says it all...

is it just me or is my AS5 not good ? had an real hard struggle to rub the thermal paste out. had expected that it would be more liquid like...
post #2 of 16
its suppost to feel like that on your fingers.
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post #3 of 16
compared to like thermal paste you get with a stock heatsink, that stuff is really thick. But thats when its cold, just spread it out and when you power on, the heat will spread it out and make it all good to go.


Also its thermal Paste so its supposed to be thick.
    
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post #4 of 16
good thermal paste has to be thick
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Thats just the way it is....
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post #6 of 16
Yeah, it stays as a less-solid structure on your CPU because it's hot.
    
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post #7 of 16
man think thats bad try freezing it, i did some testing figuring out what i wanted to use with my phase so i put several samples in the freezer and as5 gopt really hard and cracked pretty good, thats why its good for aircooling/water works really well when its warmer
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post #8 of 16
it's uh....

It's pretty easy to spread when it's new...

But after a while, it thins out...

I think there's somethign that evaporates with time to thicken it up or something....to make it easier to spread.
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post #9 of 16
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ok then i know it's good.

i put 2 little drops in the IHS but still couldn't spread it out completly oever the IHS. and i i saw someone do AS5 on IHS and HSF but isn't that to much.

also you guys say it spreads out when it get's hot ?
post #10 of 16
nope, on your cpu a little bb size drop right in the middle works fine, just place your HSF on top and press down.
    
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