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Wow was that thing a beastie to install for a first time build.... got the brackets wrong.... had to redo added more thermal paste.... wow. but how long does the thermal paste take to harden or fix?
    
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you don't have to let it harden before you can use it, just put the thermal paste on the chip and then attach the heatsink.
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What if the heat sink was moved around a bit as I had to attach the fans and such. could that have spread teh thermal paste past the CPU and on to other parts of the board?
    
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ummm no, not generally. as long as you don't detach the heatsink, the TIM will be just fine, even if you twisted it.
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AFter some research I found that too much thermal paste is an issue and I definately put too much thermal paste. So i guess I will have to remove the heatsink and try to clean it up. But what if it is all over my cpu and the mobo? crap.....
    
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post #6 of 6
Just use q-tips and rubbing alcohal to clean it up. No big deal.
You should one need a piece of tim about the size of a piece of rice. Depending on the tim you are using. If it is thicker then use a tiny bit more then a piece of rice.


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