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I think my current temps are too high. Reading this has inspired me to give it another go. I'll pick up a mecha pencil today and give it a try tonight.
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post #182 of 241
Bump for the Beautiful pencil method
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post #183 of 241
Gonna try this in a few days.
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post #184 of 241
I don't get it. How is a thin line of thermal compound enough for the whole CPU?
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I don't get it. How is a thin line of thermal compound enough for the whole CPU?
But shouldn't you put a tiny drop and then spread it onto the surface of the CPU or not!!! Or you just put like a drop/line and then place the CPU cooler???
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Different placement for different CPUs, but a very thin line seems to work best for AS5. I think the line for a Q6600 should be a bit longer than that, but were talking 2 dies vs 1.
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But shouldn't you put a tiny drop and then spread it onto the surface of the CPU or not!!! Or you just put like a drop/line and then place the CPU cooler???
Not totally sure how it works. but the site is full of info. Different CPU`s use different mothods of applying. check it out @
http://www.articsilver.com/arctic_si...structions.htm
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Awesome trick Will def be using the method on my new build this weekend
    
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Quote:
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Thought of this at work today: I got so tired of trying to apply thread-thin lines like the AS5 site says that I went Ghetto on the AS5 applicator! Before I did this I was getting 30c and 31c Idles on three different re-seats. It was pissing me off ROYALY.

Mechanical Pencil dethroned of it's head:


Mechanical Pencil Top on AS5 end. PERFECT FIT!:


Perfect Application:


28c Idle @ 1.31v:


I'm satisfied!

Note: You'll have to hold the cap down so that the pressure doesn't kick it off. After you've got it going, keep holding it and apply slowly. Works like a charm!

How does this help? there is hardley anything there.
    
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