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Thermalright Silver Arrow Thermal Paste Application

post #1 of 5
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i got the silver arrow, and the installation for the thermal paste from thermalright is to spread the paste on the cpu and the heatsink. do i need to do that, or i only need to spread the paste only on the cpu. which one will be better
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post #2 of 5
I really think you will see about equal performace either way, but its never a bad idea to follow the instructions .
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post #3 of 5

Put a dab on the chip and slap the hs over it. the tim will spread out after a couple minutes.

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post #4 of 5
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yeah i think putting the paste on the heatsink and the cpu will be to much, that might cause the temps to raise higher. i'm going to try to spread it only on the cpu and see if i get better temps, right now i have the paste installed both on the cpu and the heatsink.
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post #5 of 5
I just put a pea size dot in the center (a little trail in one direction when I pulled the tube away) and it seems to be doing a good job. Running Intel Burn Test on max at 5.0Ghz, the temps never went above 65 C. This is with room temps around 64 F.
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