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post #11 of 24
When applying the paste, I have seen someone place a small plastic (ziploc) back over their index finger which allows them to smooth the paste around without worrying about scratching or getting the paste stuck on your finger. This would be the only way I would use my finger for this. If just the finger is used, you run the risk of getting oils on the CPU which could cause it to be damaged. cnet.com has a good video of how to do it.
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I used to let the heatsink spread the paste, but I recently tried the method of using a credit card to spread and then using the sandwich bag over the finger to get the last of it spreaded over the heatspreader. I think it makes a big difference. With letting the heatsink do the job of spreading the paste, it spreads out in a circle and you won't know if you put too much or not enough since you shouldn't remove the heatsink to check or it may put air bubbles in when you put it back on. With spreading by hand first, you are definitely sure that you have covered the heatspreader and it is not too thick or too thin of an application.
    
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Hmm tyvm evryone.... Will use a card that came with the Paste...like a credit card
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Erm.... I too have an Athlon 64 3200+ Venice that i recieved about a week ago and put in the same day. Now, The CPU itself came in a box with no thermal paste or 'Pad' of any sort. There was a small plastic foam pad that kept the pins safe from damage but thats all.

I just put the athlon 64 into the slot and then put the heat sink directly on top.

HAVE I MAJORLY SCREWED UP?!?!?!

OMG...
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Erm.... I too have an Athlon 64 3200+ Venice that i recieved about a week ago and put in the same day. Now, The CPU itself came in a box with no thermal paste or 'Pad' of any sort. There was a small plastic foam pad that kept the pins safe from damage but thats all.

I just put the athlon 64 into the slot and then put the heat sink directly on top.

HAVE I MAJORLY SCREWED UP?!?!?!

OMG...
no but i would advise getting some arctic silver 5.. it will help alot, it lowered my temps by 4c, just by applying it as aposed to the stock goop it came with, you could see a 6-8c drop...
just keep an eye out on the temps and make sure it doesnt go over 55c
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cool.....the system is normally running at about 40-48 degrees when im just messin around on it. Sounds a bit worrying now that you have said that.

cheers mate.....gonna get some thermal paste and a meaty cooler for the CPU....then i should be sorted...cheers mate...again
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well its not so much the idle temps that matter, its load temps!... keep those load temps under 55c! but i sounds like you might be over 55c load, invest in some AS5 and a big typhoon ASAP! good luck man
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post #18 of 24
i recently brought a big typhoon and artic silver 5 and my idel temps have dropped about 45 to 38 degrees, i let the heat sink spread it but i think if you want maximum coverage of the cpu you should use something to coat a thin layer of paste for sure on the cpu, i think it will help ALOT as you can be sure that it covers the whole CPU.

on c;leaning the cpu of thermal paste and pads the arti clean workswell, but you should try to get the majority of the thermal paste offf first, before application of articleaner. i used a piece od paper tissure, ( may not be a good idea but i think it worked. ) i hearcoffee filters work??

i think i will try to cover the cpu with a glove to see if there is any difference in temps

ill post on here of my results
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When one considers the prospect of metal on metal frictional movement one needs to take into acount that event of molecular friction and apply this event to CMOS substrate as it will create small electrical charges that can and do damage semiconductor devices.

I would never use metal to metal on any computer CMOS substrate chip. No, you will not destroy your chip, but the possibility of creating more errors that need to be dealt with via ECC is high.

Your choice. My choice is to use a liquid based solvent/demulsifier to remove the thermal paste/pad and then after the IHS is clean one can renew or reapply.

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cool.....the system is normally running at about 40-48 degrees when im just messin around on it. Sounds a bit worrying now that you have said that.

cheers mate.....gonna get some thermal paste and a meaty cooler for the CPU....then i should be sorted...cheers mate...again

My 3200 venice came with thermal pad thingy on bottom of it...those temps sound way high man...I hav emine oced to 2400 and i idle at 24 max at 40......sounds kinda bad..
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