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i just receive my ocz vendetta 2 wondering what is the best way to apply thermal past?
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First fill in the gaps around the heatpipes. Then run a small, thin line horizontally across all three heatpipes.
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A small drop the size of rice, or a thin line
 
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
A small drop the size of rice, or a thin line
A small drop will NOT give the best results with this type of heatsink.
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Originally Posted by BenBrown View Post
First fill in the gaps around the heatpipes. Then run a small, thin line horizontally across all three heatpipes.
I tried both ways (drop and line methods) and found that filling in the gaps and then using a thin line horizontal to the heatpipes worked best by about 2C. Also, get and use some OCZ Freeze and dump the white paste that they provide with the cooler. The OCZ Freeze works better!
Edited by Qbert - 5/15/08 at 3:25pm
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A small drop will NOT give the best results with this type of heatsink.
Yes, that's true. And the heatspeader is located in the center of that chip. Fill in the gaps between the pipes on the cooler then put the line down the center of the chip would be my advice. Then attach. Good luck.
    
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When I had my 92mm Xigmatek HDT cooler, I found that the best way way to make very small lines of TIM on the heatpipes.
 
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