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i always rub a small drop... about half of a grain of long grain rice... into the core, and the heatsink... a Pea-Sized drop is a LOT of compound...
so you're saying that size on both the cpu and the heatsink?
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No, just do it in the middleof the CPU. Nothing else is needed.
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No, just do it in the middleof the CPU. Nothing else is needed.
Alright that's what I thought. Just needed to make sure

Thanks for all your fast and helpful replies!
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Line, you make it sound like it's difficult to clean with alcohol. i'm sure naphtha works great, but i wouldn't say it's necessary. i've cleaned several processors with alcohol and the compound comes right off.
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so you're saying that size on both the cpu and the heatsink?
yes... and when you're done... you should be able to read the etchings on the CPU core...

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Line, you make it sound like it's difficult to clean with alcohol. i'm sure naphtha works great, but i wouldn't say it's necessary. i've cleaned several processors with alcohol and the compound comes right off.
compared to naphtha... alcohol works as well as water... He asked for the Best method... not the This Works method...

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No, just do it in the middle of the CPU. Nothing else is needed.
the compound is just to fill the minute surface irregularities...

clean your cpu and heatsink well...
put a glob... and record your temps...

clean your cpu and heatsink well...
put a tiny dot... then rub a tiny amount into your core and heatsink base... and record your temps...

then you will see why i advise to rub it in...

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Yep, this is all you need to know.

Go to your local chemist and get some 99% alcohol.

And wipe it off with some lint free cloth or general toilet paper.

Apply only a rice sized grain.
uh... my local chemist? just out of curiousity... where do you find *your* local chemist... cause i find mine at the Uni... and he doesn't like to sell me school property...

and toilet paper is FAR from lint free... if you really want to use paper to clean your cpu/heatsink... give coffee filters a try... lint free, and cheap... works great on screens and scanners too
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