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For my first build I purchased a Corsair H50 and have been happy with the reults thus far. I am swapping CPU's after work so I removed my former one last night. Understandbly the thermal paste cannot be reused on the new chip so I cleaned the surface of the cooler with Artic Cooling cleaning solution and I applied some of their surface purifier as well. How should I apply the thermal paste to the new CPU, should it be spread thinly across the entire surface or just a large drop dead center?

I have never done this before so I am just planning ahead. Thanks in advance.
    
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What paste are you using?
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What paste are you using?

The exact name escapes me right now, but the really popular one on New Egg by Artic Cooling
    
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What paste are you using?

Artic Silver 5
    
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Artic Silver 5
You'll want to use the dot method then.
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You'll want to use the dot method then.


Do I use the entire contents of the small tube?
    
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Do I use the entire contents of the small tube?
No, you only want a very small dot.

About half the size of a pea.
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post #8 of 10

This video should shed some light on the subject


good luck
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post #9 of 10
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Quote:
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No, you only want a very small dot.

About half the size of a pea.


Wow, that must be some really potent stuff, just a small drop will do it! Thanks a mil'
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tw34k View Post
This video should shed some light on the subject

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyXLu...&feature=feedf

good luck


Knowledge is power, thanks! REP+ for you
    
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