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too much thermal paste is not as bad as having too little and leaving parts of the IHS exposed
    
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too much thermal paste is not as bad as having too little and leaving parts of the IHS exposed.
The purpose of thermal paste isnt to do anything other than fill gaps.
To stop air pockets from forming.
Air pockets stop the transfer of heat.
The more paste the higher the possibility of air pockets which leads to higher temps.


Ill use the word uninformed for you. Ignorance is too harsh.




Im writing this post slowly cause I know you dont read fast.

http://www.techpowerup.com/printarticle.php?id=134
Edited by Ruredee - 12/19/08 at 3:04am
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I understand perfectly well what thermal paste is for...

Having parts of the IHS not properly contacting the heatsink is less desirable than having the heat travel through a bit too much paste, now isn't it.
    
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too much thermal paste is not as bad as having too little and leaving parts of the IHS exposed.
I'm going to have to agree with Ruredee here. My sig rig runs 100% TIM'less right now because I didn't have any at all to put on when I installed my cooler. It loads at 60*C, 1.34v. Just as a comparison, I also tried adding a little too much TIM when I first installed my cooler (which is why I'm out now), and it loaded at 78*C, 1.34v.

So too much TIM is a bad thing, PERIOD. There is no such thing as too little TIM though. Too little is way better than too much.

Also:
When I say that I put too much on when I first installed it, I was just going by what Xigmatek told me to do (fill in the lines on the heatpipes). So don't go thinking that I just blobbed an entire tube on there, because that's not what I did. I just found that personally, using none was way easier than trying to find the "perfect" amount.
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I understand perfectly well what thermal paste is for...

Having parts of the IHS not properly contacting the heatsink is less desirable than having the heat travel through a bit too much paste, now isn't it.
Actually, having parts of the IHS not properly contacting isn't always a bad thing anyway. The actual cores (what we are trying to cool), only take up a very small percentage of the IHS anyway, and its directly in the center.

So just so long as the center of the IHS has TIM on it, that's usually more than enough.
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I understand perfectly well what thermal paste is for...

Having parts of the IHS not properly contacting the heatsink is less desirable than having the heat travel through a bit too much paste, now isn't it.
Obviously you dont.
Lathering on the paste will make the heatsink less efficient. But if its cold and you need more heat then lather it on.


You really shouldnt call people names. It speaks to your character and insecurities.
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Call people names? You are the only person who has been flinging around little subtle insults. Perhaps you should take your own advice.
    
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