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I just need to know whats the right amount of thermal paste
for a sandy bridge cpu.
i know on my i7 920 it was a small pea size. but the 2600k is smaller
so is it the size of a grain of rice.
i used the pea size when i install my 2600k but i read some were that to much
thermal paste can give you high temps.

thanks
post #2 of 17
A grain of rice is fine.
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post #3 of 17
A grain of rice would be a good one
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thank so is it a s/m/or large grain.
post #5 of 17
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Originally Posted by billythekid2012 View Post
thank so is it a s/m/or large grain.


A bit lesser than that.
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post #6 of 17
^ that is way too much

Just practice a few times. I remounted my heatsink like 4 times before I figured out the perfect amount. It look no more than 10 minutes.
    
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I know it's a bad picture, and an AMD chip, but I use about this much:
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post #8 of 17
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i got my old 920 and i will put some on and take a few photos. i just im water cooled and it sucks having to take the block off .
post #9 of 17
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is this about right

and here is a pic of my rig
post #10 of 17
doesn't it depend on the viscosity of the TIM?.
using MX-4 i used the grain of rice method.
since then i got some IC-Diamond24 in a giveaway, and as that is so thick, they reccommend a PEA size amount (5mm)
http://www.innovationcooling.com/app...structions.htm
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