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Proper way to apply thermal paste.????

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Ok I have intel 980x processor and I need on how to apply TIM. No I am not a noob but some things I read about lately are driving me nuts. Intel recommends a single dot in the center. I usually like to spread the thermal material. Please help!
post #2 of 13
My opinion only- For the core i7, i use the thin line method. Top to bottom.

EDIT: This is where i get my info

http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_ap...n_method.html#
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It really depends on the type of thermal paste you are applying and the specific cooler you are attaching. For example, a heatsink with direct heatpipe contact will require a bit more paste.
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I use this method and it works great with Artic Silver 5

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post #5 of 13
It also depends on the chip. Q6600's like to have the thermal paste in a specific orientation in order to cover both of the chips under the hood.

This is just about all you need to know: http://www.arcticsilver.com/instructions.htm
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Originally Posted by Rayzer76 View Post
My opinion only- For the core i7, i use the thin line method. Top to bottom.

EDIT: This is where i get my info

http://www.arcticsilver.com/intel_ap...n_method.html#
this for as5. some of the thicker stuff might require a cross or X
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this for as5. some of the thicker stuff might require a cross or X
I know its for AS5, i provided the link, duh. Specific TIM was not requested.
    
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this for as5. some of the thicker stuff might require a cross or X
Works for shin etzu too.
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check this

    
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post #10 of 13
Little dated but still a good read on it.
http://www.hardocp.com/article/2009/...hootout_q209/3
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