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interesting, thanks guys, i was using the rice size in middle and spreading with a card. mine too is lapped

the last one i did was finger spread with plastic, better than the card, guess ill try out that dot

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Count me in on the rice sized dot in the center, unspread and install the HSF. Try not to twist too much. Takes practice.
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and as far as the water block, just leave it blank?
    
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and as far as the water block, just leave it blank?
What do you mean by leave it blank?
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What do you mean by leave it blank?
lol, like do not put any paste on it?
    
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1 large dot in the center, 1 small dot on each edge, and one very thin line on all sides. Then I mount my waterblock and let the pressure spread it out.



EDIT: I use OCZ Freeze
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lol, like do not put any paste on it?
You still use thermal paste.
post #17 of 26
i put 2 rice drops on mine since my TRUE isnt lapped
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basically, just put either a dot or 2 rice grains on it, and then put the waterblock/heat sink on, don't put any on the the WB/HS. I did it with AC5 and my temps went from 40C idle to 10C idle
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You have to put paste on it too.
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basically, just put either a dot or 2 rice grains on it, and then put the waterblock/heat sink on, don't put any on the the WB/HS. I did it with AC5 and my temps went from 40C idle to 10C idle
I smell a broken/inaccurate sensor. Unless you have a 0C ambient or below, not gonna happen.
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