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Well, my phenom and 790x mobo just came in (hooray!) and i want to install it soon, but i want to take all precatutions. Last week i picked up some OCZ Freeze thermal compund, but i have no idea how to use it. Ive always just used the stock one, but this one doesnt have stock paste applied.

The mobo is the Gigabyte 790x-DS4, and a phenom 9500. Can somone walk me through how i would apply ocz freeze? I have no idea whatsoever, i dont even know how it would come out of the needle thingy :S. Any help appreciated, thanks.
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post #2 of 12
Same as AS5 says to basically

Thin line across the cpu
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i havent applied any thermal paste.. ever
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post #5 of 12
Just make a little dot in the middle about the size of a grain of rice. You will need a bit of pressure to push it out of the syringe as well, so don't worry about a ton of it rushing out.
 
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alright so just put a little bit in the middle of the cpu, and nothing on the cooler, then just put the cooler on?
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alright so just put a little bit in the middle of the cpu, and nothing on the cooler, then just put the cooler on?
yes
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alright thanks guys, i guess i was making it more complicated then it actually was
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post #9 of 12
You might also find the line method works better for quads.

http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...ver-5-mod.html

Never tried it with freeze but it is better than the dot in the middle method for as5. I'd assume the same would hold true for freeze as well.
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post #10 of 12
Here are some pics for you, just find the cooler base that best matches yours and go at it:

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=3

And good choice on the OCZ Freeze, my current favorite!
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