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Help applyin thermal paste

post #1 of 11
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I have to some thermal paste on my cpu, but I haven't done it before. I have the i7-3820 so it is a pretty large chip, how should I apply the thermal paste and how much? The thermal paste I have is the Arctic MX-2. Please answer cuickly.
post #2 of 11
Just put a rice size dot right in the middle of the cpu and you are good to go.
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Originally Posted by Tillmander View Post

Just put a rice size dot right in the middle of the cpu and you are good to go.

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Thank you both smile.gif
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post #6 of 11
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I am using realtemp now to check the core temperature, right now the temps are 32C, 27C, 34C, 35C. Why are the second core so much cooler than the fourth? Have I applied the paste wrong?
post #7 of 11
On many chips is normal, uneven ihs or imperfect surface. If pretty sure you tightened the cooler corner to corner evenly I would not worry about it although not sure with your cpu, my 4770k has a 7c diff under load from core 1 to 4.
post #8 of 11
nothing to worry about, check your temps while under load
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post #9 of 11
Here you can see what's best, just NEVER spread it out. --> this creates little air-pockets. (so air means no thermal compount, so worser heat dissipattion

The dot/rice method is best, at least I do it like that wink.gif

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hNgFNH7zhQ

edit: oh yeah and when tightening the cooler do it like a car wheel change. Tighten all the nuts just until you feel some resistance.

Then do nut 1 and the diagonal nut. Then Nut 2 and it's diagonal. Do every nut say like 5 turns and switch.
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post #10 of 11
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Is there a way to see the temps when you play a game? Or should I use other programs to test the temp?
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