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I used IC7 for the CPU. I typically heat up the proc (I use a heat gun, blow dryer will do just as well) to just over 38C and lay down a thick line 3/4 of the way across the top of the proc, pinching down the first mm of TIM so that it adheres to the surface. Heat the TIM up a bit more and spread with a plastic wrapped finger, body heat will help warm the TIM and make it spread easier. Gun the surface from time to time, add, or remove TIM if and when necessary. Leave the edges free and clear of TIM (about 2mm), lay the block on slowly, pressing out air bubbles as you go. Done!
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post #12 of 16
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I used IC7 for the CPU. I typically heat up the proc (I use a heat gun, blow dryer will do just as well) to just over 38C and lay down a thick line 3/4 of the way across the top of the proc, pinching down the first mm of TIM so that it adheres to the surface. Heat the TIM up a bit more and spread with a plastic wrapped finger, body heat will help warm the TIM and make it spread easier. Gun the surface from time to time, add, or remove TIM if and when necessary. Leave the edges free and clear of TIM (about 2mm), lay the block on slowly, pressing out air bubbles as you go. Done!
yeah, that's the wrong way to do it.

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post #13 of 16
So some say, including Xeb and Innovation Cooling themselves. But I prefer the Benchmark Reviews method of a thin spread, regardless. I'm actually on my sixth syringe of IC7 and have three tubes remaining. Suffice to say that I have a fair amount of experience with the product. The spread method is not so much wrong as it is a different approach . From ZM-STG2 to X23-7783D to AS5 to IC7, excellent results everytime. Besides, I'm going Indigo Extreme next week...






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post #14 of 16
Personally I just let the block do it's job. There's no way that it wouldn't spread out of you completely compress the springs all the way.


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post #15 of 16
spread with card, or draw an x with the stuff on the cpu and turn the heatsink makign it spread everywhere
     
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i went through 5 syringes of ic7 to find out which method worked best. i used a specific method for each syringe to make sure i didn't have a bad mount or anything. found xebs way to give me the lowest temps. X was the worst followed by double line.
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