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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by roningai View Post
that might work for DC but not Quads. on my DC yeah small dab no worries.
It worked on both myQ6600 B3 and my Q6600 G0. I got better temps like that then the line method.
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I put the smallest drop I could make out of the syringe, on the centre of the cpu. Worked pretty well.
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
Again, this is for AS5, not MX-2.

MX-2 does not differentate between types of CPU's.
From the MX-2 PDF:



Every TIM is different and spreads differently. Some are a BB size, rice size, a thin line, a thick line, some are and X, some are spread before applying HSF.
Does it really make that much of a difference, I don't know, but I figure the manufacturer of the product did some kind of testing to determine what is best for their product.
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post #15 of 20
Is this MX-2 thermal paste safe to use on northbridge, Southbridge coolers? and would this be ok? Do the motherboard companys use special paste or is it all the same cheap crap?
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post #16 of 20
actually no its not that "there is no need spreading it".....
IF you spread it it rapes your temps, or atleast it did to me two times in a row.
Because when u spread it out, i find it almost hardens on the chip and doesnt make good contact with the hsf,
when u squish it in with the hsf..... well you can imagin
    
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post #17 of 20
My bad, didn't really know there is a difference between AS5 and MX2, in the aspect of applying it.
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Good stuff. Lot's of information. Thanks.
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post #19 of 20
I get same temps either way I apply it but I prefer the small bead cause it saves on the paste for other components like the NB, SB, and PWM.
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Originally Posted by SimplyTheBest View Post
Is this MX-2 thermal paste safe to use on northbridge, Southbridge coolers? and would this be ok? Do the motherboard companys use special paste or is it all the same cheap crap?
Yes, it's safe to use anywhere. I also use it on my graphics card.

I haven't really noticed any differences be it a line or a small drop in the middle on my quad.
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