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Warm temps, Thermal Pad or Paste?

post #1 of 5
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I'm gonna reseat my heatsink but what should i use, paste or pad? Id rather use pad because its easier and u can just slap it on and go. Paste however requires so much tediousness when putting the amount on. Ive reseated 3 times and cant get the right amount to go on. So stick with paste or go pad?

Does it matter which?
post #2 of 5
For an i7.... Definitely paste.
post #3 of 5
I would be persistent and use Thermal Paste on a CPU heatsink application.

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post #4 of 5
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:\ i hate paste.
post #5 of 5
what makes you think that you can't get the right amount on?

temps are bad, or ??
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