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But, is that the before or after pic of what the cpu will look like?
As someone answered, it's the after picture.

That is what the line of thermal interface material will look like when it is spread out by the weight and force of the heatsink as it is tightened down.

By doing two complete layers, one on the heatsink and one on the top of the CPU you've put on at least twice was much that is needed and could potentially make a large mess for yourself or worse if your TIM is electrically conductive.
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my temps are about 10C higher now... I followed directions exactly too, one strip down the middle, fastened everything in correctly.

I think i have to go do it again the way i had it
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post #13 of 19
Your using the crap that zalman provided? Then yes, brush one layer on the CPU and put the heatsink on top.

Guys, he cannot do the line method with the zalman TIM. Its not like AS5 or Shin Etsu. Its a bottle with a little brush. No plunger thing.

I had to deal with that crap before too...

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Thanks, wish i could have saved myself a half hour hehe
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You need to get yourself some AS5.
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post #16 of 19
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my temps are about 10C higher now... I followed directions exactly too, one strip down the middle, fastened everything in correctly.

I think i have to go do it again the way i had it
unfortunatly everytime you seat the heatsink it applys differently. One of the worst and more popular problems people make are applying the thermal paste, resting the heatsink, but then lifting the heatsink back up to make an adjusdment or see if the paste is spreading properly. Big mistake there, if you do that you get air pockets and thats a no no. Once you seat the heatsink on the thermal paste, which is ion cpu already, you can not pull it back up. Just rest it down, give it a bit of a press and a couple 30 degree turns back and fourth and then screw it down.

btw, post your temps please, this thread contains everything expect the actaully problematic temps lol
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post #17 of 19
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Thankfully temps are back to normal. I redid one layer evenly over the entire heatsink, didnt redo the cpu itself this time.
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post #18 of 19
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Sorry ... Doing small FFT's i had been getting 52C at load. After the transition I went to 64C at load. Now the Temps are back down to low 50's
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post #19 of 19
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unfortunatly everytime you seat the heatsink it applys differently. One of the worst and more popular problems people make are applying the thermal paste, resting the heatsink, but then lifting the heatsink back up to make an adjusdment or see if the paste is spreading properly. Big mistake there, if you do that you get air pockets and thats a no no. Once you seat the heatsink on the thermal paste, which is ion cpu already, you can not pull it back up. Just rest it down, give it a bit of a press and a couple 30 degree turns back and fourth and then screw it down.

btw, post your temps please, this thread contains everything expect the actaully problematic temps lol
I've been saying that for years.

Air between the CPU and the heatsink is a no no. Otherwise we'd all be barebacking it.
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