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TX-1 Paste Apply Properly(Tuniq and CPU)

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I'm trying to apply the thermal paste to my cpu, but can someone post a picture which shows the thin covering over the CPU. I can't fully grasp how thin it has to be.
    
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Put 2mm dots over the cores, attach cooler, remove, observe.
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As thin as possible, mainly you can't see how thick it is, only that it's there

If your bases are flat and you put a small amount, you shouldn't worry.
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Put a line like that on the core, and the pressure from the heatsink should spread it nice and evenly.

Edit: and resist temptation to snort it... sorry..
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Originally Posted by tester101 View Post
Edit: and resist temptation to snort it... sorry..
Not everyone may have the same issue regarding that as others...

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Since your HS is lapped you should go with a very thin line since your bases should be very flat.

You could try following Audi's mod by using maybe a 0.05 head of a mechanical pencil to form a thinner line.
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