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Yes, this will definetely have an effect on temps. You should be using about a pea size overall. This method is quite good, I link it mostly just to give you an idea for the amount of paste to use. His technique is also something worth considering though I find it easier just to use 5 small dots on the CPU.
I beat you to it Correct me if I'm wrong but if you learnt that early on in this thread it would have been myself or Sethy that brought it up. We are avid believers in the 5-dot method Overall though, you're looking at approxiamately a pea size - so each dot would be one fifth of a pea.

Of course, that all depends on the pea! Here is a picture to get the ball rolling.
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....ya gotta think about's the size and location of the die underneath that Heat-Spreader . . . . . it's only so big and pretty much centered, not extending out to the 4 corner's nor to all 4 edges of the Heat-Speader......that's my thinking of NOT to worry of complete coverage UNLESS you just spread it yourself with a plastic card of some sort..
....my worth . . . .

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I beat you to it Correct me if I'm wrong but if you learnt that early on in this thread it would have been myself or Sethy that brought it up. We are avid believers in the 5-dot method Overall though, you're looking at approxiamately a pea size - so each dot would be one fifth of a pea.

Of course, that all depends on the pea! Here is a picture to get the ball rolling.
Or in this case... the pea rolling!

Actually, quick question to everyone. I've also heard that for this particular cooler, it might be best to apply TIM to the Corsair HEAD (as it comes shipped), rather than the CPU itself. Anyone agree or disagree with that?
Edited by xmisery - 1/26/10 at 5:26pm
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Warning kids, dont use tinned peas on your CPU. It has bad thermal conductivity - instead opt for some Frozen Petit Pois. They have much better thermal properties though it come at a high price

We should probably get back on topic before the Aussies wake up
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I think some of us should join the water-cooling club, and post some pictures. It's only right

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...e-gallery.html

Forgive me, if this is against the rules. I just want the water-cooling gallery, filled with some H50 ballers!
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my pea was slightly smaller... and i had a tossable plastic card to use to spread... still sitting at 38-39C idle... pissing me off now...
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I think some of us should join the water-cooling club, and post some pictures. It's only right

http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...e-gallery.html

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Of course not, get on over there. Especially the modders.

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my pea was slightly smaller... and i had a tossable plastic card to use to spread... still sitting at 38-39C idle... pissing me off now...
Hmm, tricky. Are all your screws secure (none of them wobble when you tightened them) and are all the tabs correctly matched up on the ring of the bracket. Check your pump is running at about 1400 RPM using speedfan or the BIOS, and check your temps in another program.
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the screws and snap ins for the screws are correct, thier tight enough that i cant physically even move the waterblock, no temp changes between speedfan,occt,and a few others...

any suggestions?? could my passive fan on the heatsink below it affect temps?
Edited by PCSarge - 1/26/10 at 5:47pm
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the screws and snap ins for the screws are correct, thier tight enough that i cant physically even move the waterblock, no temp changes between speedfan,occt,and a few others...

any suggestions?? could my passive fan on the heatsink below it affect temps?
Unlikely, how high are your ambient temperatures?
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anbient temps are around 22-24C, but the waterblock itself is colder than the room to the touch... yet the rad has no heat coming out the back... makes no sense

EDIT: the pipes are also not warm, the pump is operating at a steady 1480 rpm... i dont get it
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