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post #11 of 22
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thats a lot of paste dragon...

well too much is better then not enough...
the extra will just squeeze out and you get a nice even layer of paste?
TOO MUCH is too much. You only need a little. You're only trying to fill in the MICROSCOPIC voids between CPU and HSF. Too much will give you higher temps, and you don't need to get to the very edge. The heat is in the center, not the outer edges. This always works for me, and don't spread it.
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post #12 of 22
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I follow the instructions.
For me, I had AS5 and I had to put a line of paste the thickness of a grain of rice across. So far, my temps went down a LOT. Serious.
Agreed. I don't smear it anywhere. I put it on, then plop the ol' heatsink on. That's what the manufacturer recommends so I follow it. My temps are great too. I only smear it on things I need to. Example: NorthBridge, SouthBridge, under my heatsink on my GPU, I spread it with plastic wrap wrapped around my finger over small chips.

Maybe this isn't the best, I dunno. Good luck finding your method
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post #13 of 22
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thanks i'll try to do that on my next cpu.


what about removing the heatsink from the thermal paste?

last time i did that the CPU came off and was still stuck to the heatsink...
it was a P4 so it didnt have the clamp.

next time do i just got slow and wiggle it out?
Edited by Coolwaters - 5/22/08 at 12:01pm
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post #14 of 22
Take out all the screws or undo the push pins. When nothing is holding it twist it off.
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post #15 of 22
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my old mobo has a square heatsink...also has this square barricade so twisting is very minimal. (probably a 5mm movement at most...)
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post #16 of 22
yep i use an old uno wild card to spread mine on...it's just like putting butter on a roll
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post #17 of 22
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my old mobo has a square heatsink...also has this square barricade so twisting is very minimal. (probably a 5mm movement at most...)
If you can, start up your Pc for a few minutes to heat up your CPU. Shut it down and it come off easier.
    
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post #18 of 22
Ok I use a businesses card and just a few drops of TIM and spreed the TIM out all the way around the CPU chip and wall all you are done. But just remember don't scrape the CPU chip also no air bubbles have fun. If you need any help just PM me by by


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do some of your just smooth it out with a card or razor blade?
i think i saw some people just throw a blob of paste in the middle and just push the heatsink on top of it...

wats the best way to apply the paste?
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i just do the line and spread, because the first time that i ever applied the dot method, i applied too little on my old P4, the stock hsf didn't do it's job of spreading and it ended up overheating on post around 85C and climbing so i just jerked the power cord off as fast as i could. But i would once again try the dot method when i get a tuniq/TRUE where they apply a lot more pressure than a stock hsf would do.
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i guess i'll try the blob/non smoothing over method and see if that helps. sure will be easier though...takes me like 10 mins to smooth it to my satisfaction
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