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post #101 of 110
I think I reseated my cooler over 20 times trying to get the best temps. I've notice with this freaking thick ass glop, you really, really need to make a tiny x in the dead center of the cpu. This size of the x should be roughly X large, obviously it'll be a little thicker and note that it doesn't have to be a perfect x. Be sure to squiggle it around some. This completely covers a standard copper base.

As for HDT coolers, the best temps I can get is by filling in the nooks and crannies using a credit card (barnes and noble card in my case). Then apply thin lines across all pipes. Roughly | long. Finally, apply a half a BB in the dead center of the cpu. Put on the cooler precisely over the cpu without moving it at all! It helps to have your motherboard out while doing this, that way you can make sure it's perfectly aligned. Overall, very informative guide.
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Hm... That makes a lot of since, but if you heat up IC7 enough under hot water, it flows rather well. I have not had an issue.

Although I do use the X method on really large dies such as those nvidia uses or on a Core iX series.
 
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post #103 of 110
quick question regarding preheating the TIM/twisting. Since this essentially is done to improve the spread of the TIM is it just a way to get faster results? Does not the heat from stress testing/normal use eventually net you the same coverage/spread?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slimbrady View Post
quick question regarding preheating the TIM/twisting. Since this essentially is done to improve the spread of the TIM is it just a way to get faster results? Does not the heat from stress testing/normal use eventually net you the same coverage/spread?
It would but I did this because I was feeling adventurous.


Normal use with help spread the TIM.
 
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post #105 of 110
Hehe, that is what I figured. I'm running low on IC7 atm and had a pretty solid mount this last time so I think I'll just have some patience xDDD good tips though!
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post #106 of 110

Sorry for bumping an old thread. I have this cooler:

. Can I use this method to apply TIM?
 
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post #107 of 110
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It works on any cooler
 
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post #108 of 110
I used IC7 before, the best way to heat it up is to put the whole tube in a cup of hot/near boiling water (not boiling otherwise it might melt) for a few minutes.

Take it out and let the tube dry, apply the paste and you're good to go.

OP: Maybe you should buy some and have pictures of each step for clarification, if all else fails pull some generic ones off google
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I had some I just have had time to make a neat little picture guide.
 
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post #110 of 110
just ordered some ic7 off ebay, gonna upgrade the cooling paste on my laptop as the stock brings the gpu close to 100c. guess i won't have to use more than 3-4mm big pearl on the gpu and cpu as the cores are so small

thank you for this wonderful guide, glad i checked this up before i started wasting all my paste un dumbass aplying
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