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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.
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post #21 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Wanderer View Post
Check out this: http://www.overclockers.com/tips692/

What do you think of this technique? Scotch tape is thin enough?
That is a pretty good method.
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post #22 of 30
I generally do pretty well, using the "wiped haze" method when appropriate. Having said that, I still try to err on the safe side - it is far better to have too much than not enough. :-)

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post #23 of 30
i overuse, but with crappy TIM. whats the temp diff. between AS5 properly applied and a slight overuse of thermaltake crap?
    
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post #24 of 30
Thread-Thin Line gets me my lowest temps. Since I've started doing it, I re-seat a lot less.

http://www.overclock.net/intel-air-c...od-thread.html

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post #25 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sreenath View Post
i overuse, but with crappy TIM. whats the temp diff. between AS5 properly applied and a slight overuse of thermaltake crap?
Probably several degrees.
post #26 of 30
Just remember, using to little (or non at all) is much better than using to much.
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post #27 of 30
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.

Yikes that's a lot of compound! I use a about 3/4 that amount.
However Arctic says that using too much won't affect temps negatively....I don't know why everyone is worried about it. I've never seen it personally, on AMD or Intel CPUs.
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post #28 of 30
I use jusssssst enough.
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post #29 of 30
After I've killed 2 GPU's by underapplying TIM, I've started putting alot on on my GPU's, but only a SLIGHT (and I mean really little) amount on my CPU's since they're lapped (both the CPU and the heatsink)
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post #30 of 30
Th scotch tape methos is the best I have seen for reproducing rsults time and again..ands the methos Audi uses looks very good too. I know he has reseated his CPU HSF a number of times in search of better temps
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