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OK. This is a stupid question but I just want to set the record straight for myself and my friend who has the same setup as I do.

I've always put AS5 on the middle of the IHS, then spread it out so it covers the whole IHS evenly.

I saw the post where it showed that for Core 2 Duos that you put a vertical line of AS5 and on a quad core, a horizontal line.

So what the heck do you do for a X2? Should I just put a tiny blob of it as usual and spread it around, or do a just put a blob of it on and let the HSF squeeze it around when I mount it to the mobo? Or do I do a vertical line and let the HSF spread it?
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You can just make a pea sized ball in the middle and spread it all out, I don't think it really matters how you do it, just make sure you don't apply too much or too little.
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i made a simple guide for this about intel CPU's. i might make an AMD version tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Warrior1986 View Post
OK. This is a stupid question but I just want to set the record straight for myself and my friend who has the same setup as I do.

I've always put AS5 on the middle of the IHS, then spread it out so it covers the whole IHS evenly.

I saw the post where it showed that for Core 2 Duos that you put a vertical line of AS5 and on a quad core, a horizontal line.

So what the heck do you do for a X2? Should I just put a tiny blob of it as usual and spread it around, or do a just put a blob of it on and let the HSF squeeze it around when I mount it to the mobo? Or do I do a vertical line and let the HSF spread it?
an x2 is the same as a single core athlon 64 with IHS, just put a grain of rice(ish size of as5 in the centre of the IHS, thenn whildst pushing the hsf down twist slightly, the as5 will spread where needed during use

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Oh I totally forgot. X2s have the 2 cores stacked on top of one another right?
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yep. they are stacked
    
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i made a simple guide for this about intel CPU's. i might make an AMD version tomorrow.
sorry guys. cant find much info on the cores' location, size and shape.
post #8 of 8
Cover the IHS with a very thin application, and I do mean very thin!
Also, check you HS for surface quality...
1. Is it rough?
2. Is it flat?
If you said yes to either 1 or 2 lap it!

Core type and location is irrelavant, with full and thin coverage the thermal transfer is maximized.
    
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