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Ah alright, thanks for clearing that up
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Die Die Die!

edit: LOL he was talking to me

no problem man
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I just bought some AS5 and I will try this method. When I first built my system I'm pretty sure I put WAY too much thermal paste on (entire cpu covered in a THICK layer) because I had no idea how much was required.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grim View Post
You serious?

ok, lest say the CPU isnt lapped, but the heat sink is.

you mean that THAT application right there - will eventually spread to cover the entire surface of the CPU?
yea, you dont want any arctic silver to conflict with cpu to heatsink contact. it just fills in the cracks.
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post #227 of 241
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Originally Posted by Adrienspawn View Post
I still prefer mine. lol.

no laughing

(much thinner than it looks)

lol just put a tiny amount on there and use a razorblade to spread it across the heatsink, you're better off imo... haha.. make sure its a really nice razorblade though, wouldn't want to scratch it at all..
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Originally Posted by fade2green514 View Post
lol just put a tiny amount on there and use a razorblade to spread it across the heatsink, you're better off imo... haha.. make sure its a really nice razorblade though, wouldn't want to scratch it at all..
But once it's all spread out it doesn't seep into the small cracks as well. I spread it out on my first try and after this one I got about 3C less. Halfway between a drop and spreading worked best for me I guess.

Remember that each heatsink-CPU combination is different, and although the drop or spread methods may work best for many people....well...yeah. That's the idea, find out what's best for you!
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Long time no bump.
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post #230 of 241
Thats a Fantastic Idea Audi ,, I have an old Pencil just like that going to give it a whirl,

Thanks for the write up and +Rep to you
    
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