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Strangly, I couldn't find a useful thread about this.

So.. what do I do when my new HSF arrive? how much should I put on my proc? do I cover it entirely??

I have no idea.. help please.
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post #2 of 7
That depends from CPU to CPU.. If you use AS5, push enough on it until you see something come out (you need a VERY little amount), and then put it in the middle of your CPU. Then GG low temps.
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I dunno what I'm gonna use...

And I'm gonna put it on my Brisbane. And thanks

I'll juts try putting on the same amount of -stuff- (whatever it is) thats on now (a very thin layer) GG?
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post #4 of 7
A very thin layer

or a dot

use AS5 (Artic Silver5)

Its really cheap lasts awhile and is the best.

It isn't worth saving the money to get generic crap
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Use a rice sized bead of AS5 on the cpu IHS, then spread it with a credit card or a razorblade, but be carful not to scratch the surface of it. Then mount the cooler. It should only be a very this layer of AS5, too much can actually harm temps... And definitely use AS5 if you can, its much better than most other thermal compounds.

AS5 has been known to lower temps as much as 10c compared to other compounds, but on average 2-3c.
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Do a search on Audi's name, look through his started threads.. he has a very good one about AS5 application and how he modded the container with a mechanical pencil tip for more precise application.
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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by iampoor View Post
A very thin layer

or a dot

use AS5 (Artic Silver5)

Its really cheap lasts awhile and is the best.

It isn't worth saving the money to get generic crap
Great, now I know that you guys dont mean ass
But in fact AS5


Anyway.. I'm gonna see if I can find some Artic Silver5 and I'm gonna bookmark this thread so I can do what rottenotto suggested.

Thanks guys

reps!
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