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How do you apply TIM to a Q6600?

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How do you apply your TIM to a quad? Is the same as a Dual Core with a small rice grain size down the center?
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AS5 says do it this way
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its supposed to run the other way on quads. (the line). personally i have tried every technique, the one that seems to work the best for me is to place a very small amount, very small amount, in center. with you finger or hand inside a plastic bag, smear as thin amount as possible over the cpu. this method works the best for me, i've done it on all my quads. there isn't much of a difference in temps, versus the line method though, just a degree or 2.
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When applying AS5 to the Quad Core, it should be a thin line as shown on the left.
Audi has a thread showing a mechanical pencil tip being used for application. It works really well.


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It should be like this but perpendicular (accross the core and not down the middle) since this is a dual core shown, and you have the quad core:

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haha on the guide, the first thing it says is don't put it in your mouth!
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post #6 of 6
Notice how THIN the line is that ericeod posted. It took me a couple of times to get it right. Very thin line, the less the better.
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