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h50 thermal paste help

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i'm going to reseat my h50 and put new thermal paste on. what would be the best method for applying new paste to my h50? i'll be using artic sliver to reseat it.
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post #2 of 9
Small dot on the dead center of it and let the pressure spread it.
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Small dot on the dead center of it and let the pressure spread it.
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post #4 of 9
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like the size of a pea maybe?
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^ I just redid mine that way
    
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post #6 of 9
I did the same, but put the paste on the CPU itself.
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post #7 of 9
really thin line down the middle, creates a nice oval shape across the part of your cpu that actually gets hot (the cores). i would use MX-3 thermal paste.
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post #8 of 9
tx-3 works great too
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post #9 of 9
Dot method works great. You only need a BB size (Smaller than a pea). Here is Artic silvers instructions for phenoms
 
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