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Originally Posted by jammo2k5 View Post
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffK7L...otation_461720

Air bubbles are bad and the thermal componud does not have to cover the entire heat spreader, the die is only a small place in the centre of the CPU.
Poop after seeing that I may change to the pea method. Looks like it gives the best covereage.

the smiley method was amusing
post #12 of 14
Yup, I read about this before. The idea of spreading TIM all over the CPU leaves air pockets. The correct method I read recommended the pea or rice grain method to cover the CPU the best. And yes the CPU die is in the middle of the IHS so it is best to apply TIM in the center in pea or grain method. I've been using the pea method for a while now.

Spreading TIM all over evenly on the CPU with a razer blade or credit card is a bad idea because you leave the TIM to be spread unevenly which is not good and it also leaves air pockets. The pressure from the block will spread it more evenly than you trying to spread it evenly with a credit card or razer blade. I used to do the razer blade method because someone suggested it but have swapped over to the pea method ever since reading about the correct method of applying TIM.

P.S. That smiley face method was amusing.
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I recognize the pea method as being the best however the d-14 heatsink is not flat, the ribs affect the spread, that is why I ask instructions for this specific heatsink.
    
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for most heat sinks i think the pea method is good but for some that have a bolt that you tighten to 50 60 70 lbs pressure there is no way you will leave any air pockets anywhere that's 70Lb of pressure
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