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I know a lot of people debate the best way to apply it. so, for a NON LAPPED.

is the BEST WAY for the BEST results to Spread it? or just a bit in the middle.


i know the cores are in the middle of the die, but how about on a DUAL CORE?

whats the best
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post #2 of 7
This will start of another debate but you could try both and see which works best for you.

Artic Silver encourage putting a bb size blob in the middle and not to spread it out as this can cause air bubbles (so some say)

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Dual Cores have 1 Die, but two cores on that die. It will be the same principle.
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post #4 of 7
Put on 1/4 size of a grain of rice and spread it w/ a plastic (credit) card, then put 3/4 grain of rice size in the middle and do not spread, with the HS make a 90 turn, then back, and fasten the HS to the mobo. That's how I applied mine, and seems to be working well. 30 idle and 39-40 load.
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like press the Heatsink on the cpu and twist? to smear the As5 better?
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post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by xsabrewulf
like press the Heatsink on the cpu and twist? to smear the As5 better?

Yes, absolutely correct.
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post #7 of 7
i didnt spread mine i just plopped some on there and spreaded it with the HS
cant complain..
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