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post #11 of 21
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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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post #12 of 21
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hi its me again... ...i cant remove stock cooler from its place...see picure on page 1 of this thread...please shuld i pussh or pull i cant understand and i dont want to break something
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post #13 of 21
get a flat head screw driver and turn the clip in the direction of the arrow, this should unlock it, do this with all 4 then pull them up and it should come out
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post #14 of 21
I really wish I had read this thread before I applied AS5 to my CPU. I totally spread it around with a lint free cloth and it went horribly. It was all blotchy and un-even when I put the cooler back on. No wonder I'm still getting the same temps.

I guess I'll have to re-apply.
    
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post #15 of 21

I applied it like this, then put the cooler on. didnt spread it.
and my temps are far from bad.

i guess everyone has his/her own way, so you could try multiple ways to see what fits you best and gives you the best temps. other people for example draw a line across the IHS, from north to south, due to the shape and position of the die(s)

EDIT: Note that i'm using MX-1, and other methods might be better if you use AS5 for example.
post #16 of 21
I've always seen it done by spreading the paste across the entire surface that will be touching the heatsink? I did it yesterday with some Shinetsu paste and it was a ***** to actually spread the paste rather than have it stick to the plastic bag I was using.
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post #17 of 21
http://www.overclock.net/intel-air-c...el-rice-2.html
i posted a pic that shows the (supposedly) best way to apply TIM.
which means i didnt do it perfectly ;P (i didnt realise how long the die was until i googled it)
post #18 of 21
So I guess since I use my finder to spread it all over the CPU is not good. I usually put a lot but make sure it will not go anywhere else and fry my PC. Does the line method really takes away 1 to 2C? I mean thats sounds awesome if just by adding it on a line will help so much >>
    
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Originally Posted by weltall View Post
So I guess since I use my finder to spread it all over the CPU is not good. I usually put a lot but make sure it will not go anywhere else and fry my PC. Does the line method really takes away 1 to 2C? I mean thats sounds awesome if just by adding it on a line will help so much >>
I personally went from the dot method to the line method and received an instant 4C idle and load temp drop. Though, by using the line method, find out where your cores are positioned.
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post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
I personally went from the dot method to the line method and received an instant 4C idle and load temp drop. Though, by using the line method, find out where your cores are positioned.
Wow it sounds kinda amazing. I guess I will do it too. SO do i have to spread it or just apply a line of thermal paste on where the cores are supposed to be on a line? I knew that some people removed the protection of the cpu and by doing so the temps fell a lot but never knew this method.
    
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