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lol
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yea, i think i put too much again
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Join the club. Next time I'm using a razor and a BB-size drop of AS5.

Good to know though.
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post #15 of 24
Please PLEASE go here quick before you go at it again:

Even if you aren't using AS5 it should apply to what you're (trying) to do

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm
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Originally Posted by MNiceGuy View Post
Please PLEASE go here quick before you go at it again:

Even if you aren't using AS5 it should apply to what you're (trying) to do

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm
QFT (quoted for truth), that link is great for showing just how TIM (Thermal interface material) should be used. Its really surprising how little you need.

And I think I saw a question earlier, but you're supposed to put the paste on, then put the cooler on, then leave it forever. The paste will cure after about a week or so, and your temperatures will get better as time gos on. After about that week, they'll be as low as they will probably ever get. Applying TIM is a science and an art, and its very difficult sometimes even with multiple tries.

edit: thanks penicilyn, I LOL'd
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QFT (quoted for truth), that link is great for showing just how TIM (Thermal interface material) should be used. Its really surprising how little you need.

And I think I saw a question earlier, but you're supposed to put the paste on, then put the cooler on, then leave it forever. The paste will cure after about a week or so, and your temperatures will get better as time gos on. After about that week, they'll be as low as they will probably ever get. Applying TIM is a science and an art, and its very difficult sometimes even with multiple tries.
You hit the nail on the head! I was under the impression that AS5 in particular took a very long time to fully 'cure' though.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by carl25 View Post
what does tim mean ? thermal something, thermal insulation material ?

that was the first time i have actually put on thermal paste, i hate how my heatsink still moves after i screw it in. I think i'm gonna re do it
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post #19 of 24
Yeah, I'm guilty of adding too much aswell. I know perfectly well how to properly apply it, but I almost never do. What else doesn't help is my shaky hands.

I just get too darn excited every time!
    
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more pressure!
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