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Do you overuse underuse or get it just right when applying thermal compound (on avrg)

Poll Results: More, Less, or Just right?

 
  • 34% (21)
    I put too much.
  • 6% (4)
    I put too little.
  • 59% (36)
    I put just enough.
61 Total Votes  
post #1 of 30
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Personally i tend to not put enough on and have to go back and put more...
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post #2 of 30
I put just enough. My GPU takes a lot of Thermal Paste though.
    
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I got a few comments that I used too much but I'm really not sure. I did it exactly like the AS website said to.

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post #4 of 30
I use as much as Fishie used. I call that average.
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post #5 of 30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Fishie36 View Post
I got a few comments that I used too much but I'm really not sure. I did it exactly like the AS website said to.

On the 5200+ with stock heat sink that actually isn't enough, i would know from experience. I guess the bottom of Intel heat sinks are closer to the socket.
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post #6 of 30
I tend to overdo it. Athlon XP's are naked chips, and the die is so small...
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I overuse, but i use Ceramique so it won't kill all the electronics if i screw up.
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post #8 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by mactard View Post
I overuse, but i use Ceramique so it won't kill all the electronics if i screw up.
Same here...lol, I overuse with my Ceramique
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post #9 of 30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mactard View Post
I overuse, but i use Ceramique so it won't kill all the electronics if i screw up.
I would suggest arctic silver number 5 it isn't conductive and should do a better job.
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post #10 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by mactard View Post
I overuse, but i use Ceramique so it won't kill all the electronics if i screw up.
+1 for Ceramique. Greate stuff.


I've done it enough that I can get it basically right pretty much every time.
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