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Okay. I have the core and heatsink cleaned (with kitchen roll) and ready to apply new paste. With CPU's i applied a rice grain sized amount verticle down the middle. This chip looks bigger. Do i apply 2 rice grain sized amounts verticle down the middle?
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Okay. I have the core and heatsink cleaned (with kitchen roll) and ready to apply new paste. With CPU's i applied a rice grain sized amount verticle down the middle. This chip looks bigger. Do i apply 2 rice grain sized amounts verticle down the middle?
I evenly spread my paste on the core. It has been working for me.
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Can i not just do a line down the middle and it'll spread by itself, i've always done that?
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I suppose yes - but it is better i think if you do most of the work manually - then just use the heatsink pressure to finish it off
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What do i use to spread.
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What do i use to spread.
Bank card,lol. But It works.


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Can i not just do a line down the middle and it'll spread by itself, i've always done that?
You could do that method if you wish.

When I first applied AS5 onto my GPU's core, I did the original line method you do on a CPU and a manual spread.

With the line method, I later found out that my entire heat sink was not fully covered by the thermal paste, so I reapplied the paste with the spread method and load temp dropped 1C, lol.
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You can rap your finger up in gladwrap and rub it around with that
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Okay. I'll find a sandwich bag and rub it in using that
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Just wipe off any you get on the PCB. Though I have gotten some on the PCB before, and I had no problem with that. My card shorted out from an overtightened ramsink before it shorted from AS5 on the PCB.
    
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