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applying Thermal paste?

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lol is there a trick to it?

i did the thermal paste on P4 with AS5 but the temp is still the same. (maybe improved it by 1C...i even lapped it a little so that the copper showed.)

but i also redid my cousin's Duo core i think its a Intel not sure. anyways...
after a few hours the temp dropped by 4-6C!!!

*** is going on!!!???

should i get some razor blades and use that to smooth out the thermal paste?
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I like to use a old credit card and apply about half a pea sized dollop onto both the chip and the heatsink.

Hasnt failed me yet.
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AS5 must cure to get full benefit, use it for a week or two then you should see a 3-4C drop.
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AS5 must cure to get full benefit, use it for a week or two then you should see a 3-4C drop.
So that explains why.....

I never thought of that, but thats the reason. Thanks.
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LOL they need to update there pics. A dual core c2d is no where near as big as the pic they have explaining why you need a strip instead of a drop.
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yeah it took a lot more paste then i thought doing my P4 and my cousins C2D...

having it paper thin really worries me...might get big bubbles....
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