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Too much is better than none! But the thinest layer possible is better than both (as long as your cpu and heatsink are flat).
that gets into lapping right .. i'll be doing that when it comes apart too
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I've been experimenting all day with how much grease i could or should put on my cooler.

Just the tiny drop smaller than a rice grain didn't work for me, my guess is it's cuz its an open die (That's what they call it right)

I now put on like two rice grains and my temp drop's 6 degrees Celsius.

Can anyone explain that?
A drop about the size of a rice grain, then spread it first before adding the heatsink, not add it and just put the heatsink on top, hoping it'll squeeze to fit the proc.

The proc needs a light butter layer. Translucent level, where you can barely see the proc below the grease (think of putting frosted glass over a newspaper. You can just barely see the print through it. That's the thinness preferred).

Me, I put it on in manly portions (half of a diabetic 1cc syringe) with Shin Etsu. It idles maybe 1c higher that way, but no anal retentiveness required for greasing a proc!
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that gets into lapping right .. i'll be doing that when it comes apart too
Right.
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A drop about the size of a rice grain, then spread it first before adding the heatsink, not add it and just put the heatsink on top, hoping it'll squeeze to fit the proc.

The proc needs a light butter layer. Translucent level, where you can barely see the proc below the grease (think of putting frosted glass over a newspaper. You can just barely see the print through it. That's the thinness preferred).

Me, I put it on in manly portions (half of a diabetic 1cc syringe) with Shin Etsu. It idles maybe 1c higher that way, but no anal retentiveness required for greasing a proc!
A piece the size of a grain of rice is far far too much for bare die CPU's. Silver compounds spread out quite alot. I find I get the best temps on bare dies when I spread enough on it to cover the die, but the layer is so thin, its slightly transparent and I can just make out the writing on the top of the die.
    
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