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Help, Installing EK 5970 Block now, contact question

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Hey Everyone,

I'm right in the middle of installing my EK Full coverage block to my 5970. I just put all of the thermal pads on the chips and am getting ready to check for contacts. Do I need to put TIM on the processors while i'm checking for contact between the thermal pads and block? I'd rather not because its a pain in the ass. If its ok to just check for contact without the TIM and to just apply it after I find all the contacts are good then I'd much rather do that.

Thanks all for the immediate help!
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z0mi3ie
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 @ 4.1ghz ( and going up ) ASUS P65X8D ASUS 5970 @ 950/1100 Crucial Ballistix Tracer 6gb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
(1st) Crucial 128GB SSD (2nd) WD Caviar Black ASUS DVD Windows 7 (3) Dell 23" ST2310B 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Lycosa Kingwin Mach-1 1000w Danger Den Torture Rack Logitech G9X 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries Icemat 
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my ek instructions and reviews, said to just add small dots of tim (use the included for testing, and use quality goo for the final install), press the block firmly, remove and check for contact splats of the tim dots, just use very small quantities for testing. I used an "X" pattern, one dot at each corner and one in the middle.

edit: I know its a pita doing this, but this ensures proper contact and no interference, again, to avoid a mess, just use very small quantities. good luck
Edited by wermad - 6/10/10 at 5:55pm
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