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I just installed a arctic colling freezer and I can see the thermal paste between the cpu and heatsink. Is there suppose to be a gap between the heat sink and the cpu filled by thermal paste? Thanks
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The thermalpaste is meant to fill in any gaps between the heatsink and CPU to allow heat to transfer.
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I just installed a arctic colling freezer and I can see the thermal paste between the cpu and heatsink. Is there suppose to be a gap between the heat sink and the cpu filled by thermal paste? Thanks
what do you mean a gap?

the heatsink must touch the CPU.

more specifically, the thermal paste just makes sure that the CPU makes good thermal contact with the heatsink. the heatsink should be pretty tight against the CPU, but don't force it.
    
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what do you mean a gap?

the heatsink must touch the CPU.

more specifically, the thermal paste just makes sure that the CPU makes good thermal contact with the heatsink. the heatsink should be pretty tight against the CPU, but don't force it.
Yeah, I am wondering what he means exactly by a gap.
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make sure you put it in the dryer on low heat for about 10-20 mins that will help seal the thermal paste. Use downy fabric softner to increase airflow because softness.
    
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post #6 of 14
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Does the heatsink have to press up against the cpu completely? Is it normal for me to see a little bit of the thermal paste? thanks
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Does the heatsink have to press up against the cpu completely? Is it normal for me to see a little bit of the thermal paste? thanks
Is it possible you can take a pic?
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post #8 of 14
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Sorry i have no camera right now. Can anyone post a side view of their heatsink against cpu? I would really appreciated it.
post #9 of 14
don't even worry about it that much, just install the damn thing, read the manual? and look it up on youtube my nig
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yes it's completely against it, its common sense dawg u not gonna break anything trust me, just make sure the layer of paste is SMOOOTH as possible
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