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post #11 of 18
just wondering... is it different for each CPU? i heard that for quadcores your better to use the "X" method.
    
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post #12 of 18
no, it depends on the type of tim and heatsink you use
post #13 of 18
Everyone applies thermal paste their own way. So to each their own and i use different methods depending on the cpu also. As the dual core and quad cores are different. Easy way to check is when you get down mounting it remove the heat sink and look at how the thermal paste was pressed out on the cpu die. Then that will give you a good idea if you way was good or not.
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Everyone applies thermal paste their own way. So to each their own and i use different methods depending on the cpu also. As the dual core and quad cores are different. Easy way to check is when you get down mounting it remove the heat sink and look at how the thermal paste was pressed out on the cpu die. Then that will give you a good idea if you way was good or not.
Each to their own, but if you're smart you will pay attention to the consistency of your TIM. I found viscous (stiff) TIM's like G-751 require a different from low viscosity TIM's like GC Extreme.
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post #15 of 18
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the thermal paste I put on was what had come with the cpu cooler, it was thicker than I remember the first time I put it on, should I remove it and put some cm high performance thermal grease on it? its white siliconed based, would I see better temps than the thick grease the I put on it?
post #16 of 18
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Each to their own, but if you're smart you will pay attention to the consistency of your TIM. I found viscous (stiff) TIM's like G-751 require a different from low viscosity TIM's like GC Extreme.
Exactly what part of removing the heat sink to check didn't you understand? That allows you to see how the thermal paste reacts to the heat sink you placed on it. And i wouldn't just fly around the forms posting "if you're smart" comments either.
post #17 of 18
What about a HS that has a convex surface, would a line be more applicable or would it matter? I've never done it before and I'm getting my parts Wednesday, The HS is a Megahalems, just making sure so I don't ruin something in the process.
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post #18 of 18
IMO :
The best way to do it is by a dot (of different sizes) in the middle. This will allow you to avoid airbubbles.
I put on quite a bit, and get GREAT temps. I don't see why you wouldn't want the entire CPU covered becuase then some parts are left without thermal conductivity. lets say the corners have no TIM, if theres a core there it will run hotter than the rest.
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