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alright, so i bled/leak tested my piping and now its ready
to go onto the mobo and boot up!

question is, how much AS5 should i put on the NB and the SB?
its EVGA 680i sli board,and im using a Danger Den 680i NB waterblock.
should i apply more AS5?

if you could also host a pic of your NB with thermal (if you have it that is)
that'd be great !
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I don't have any pic's but when I put a HSF an a NB I just put a tiny little dot in the center,like a pinhead, and work it out to the edges with a razor blade..Just make sure its covered pretty well...A double edge is what i like to use they flex more....
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Well assuming a CPU uses about a half grain of rice, I would say, based on the size of the NB and SB chips, size your blob accordingly.
    
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Remember, do NOT use the rice grain method for exposed dies! You have to spread it yourself before installing the block or HS.
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Remember, do NOT use the rice grain method for exposed dies! You have to spread it yourself before installing the block or HS.

dope because when i removed the NB and SB there was MASSIVE
amounts of gunk, not AS5 but gunk galore, thanks duckie for
all your help, would you mind a PM when i'm done with this beast?
imma have it up buy tonight, and after i order my new PSU imma cable
manage it!
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dope because when i removed the NB and SB there was MASSIVE
amounts of gunk, not AS5 but gunk galore, thanks duckie for
all your help, would you mind a PM when i'm done with this beast?
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manage it!
Sure.

The use a lot of gunk to make it easier to manufactor. Better too much than too little when mass producing.
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Yeah the 680i stock goop is horrible, comes with a big thick themal pads worth. I just use a thin layer of AS5. Doing this alone with the stock cooler brought my temps down quite a bit.

Stock was 51-52C
Stock with AS5 46C
Thermalright HR-05SLI 33C

No pics, but just don't put on so much as to get some on those little capacitors surrounding the chip if you're using AS5.
    
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