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post #1 of 21
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Hello ,
can somebody tell me(or redirect me probably this kind of thread has been started many times) how to correctly apply artcit silver 5 thermal paste onmy qx 6700(pics would be appreciated)

Thnx in advance
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post #2 of 21
One line horizontally across the IHS, put on your heat sink, done.
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post #3 of 21
That, or spread it out with a cake batter scraper.

Both methods are extremely effective.
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True, I guess it depends on your heat sink. I built a couple quad machines when I used an Enzotech Ultra-X my method worked best but when I used a Thermalright Ultra Extreme your worked best.
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post #5 of 21
Here's a guide by Arctic Silver. Just select Quad core at the bottom.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/ins_rout...2intelas5.html
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post #6 of 21
I personally use a credit card and get the thinnest layer i can
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ok guys do i need to apply thermal paste both on the bottom of the haetsink and the cpu heatspreader or only cpu heatspreader???...i just got tr ultra 120 xtreme in its short manual it says on a cpu and on a bottom of heatsink...also i ordered artctic silver 5 thermal paste ..pls guys i eager as never to get your response
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post #8 of 21
OK, NEVER spread it around the IHS of the CPU, NEVER! Put a bb sized drop in the center of the CPU and then apply the heat sink letting the pressure from the heatsink spread the thermal paste as physically needed.

and only on the cPU
    
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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Higgins View Post
OK, NEVER spread it around the IHS of the CPU, NEVER! Put a bb sized drop in the center of the CPU and then apply the heat sink letting the pressure from the heatsink spread the thermal paste as physically needed.

and only on the cPU
um ok i will pretend i have undestood you...you know my english is crap dont know what those ihs bbsize drop are...but i ll do it my way i guess

ok,only on cpu i thiunk i will go with one line rather than spreading it through whole cpu...one more very basic thing i dont know...i have been fu***** with this wires that u must put on fan 2 hours couldn't applyed them correctly i appleied them now ,correctly or no i have no idea but the fan is immobile

One basic thing is...i m puting the fan to blow IN my thermaltake or OUT of it???

and another one:here is attached image of my stock cooler:how should i remove it press 4 or this "plastic screws"down and spin them all to the right or push them towards me and spin them right
they have indicators that they should be spinned to right but i dont know should they be pushed down or up...i tried either way,though not so hard(i m skinny boy)and its not moving
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post #10 of 21
One line down the center of the CPU is fine.
Here is the link to the Arctic Silver website on how to apply thermal paste.

As for the Ultra 120, have the fan pull air through it.

With the screws, I've never used them, but keep trying until you are sure it will break.
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