Originally Posted by devjome
ahhh, is that the right way to do it? what i did was just put a pea sized drop in the middle of the processor. thanks for the advice! will try it later if i still have enough TIM left
Yes, and to be even more specific I did add 2 TINY spots in the middle, let me see if I can find the pic I created for someone................
Yes I found it, nice... take a look. I also did Arctic Silver's tinting process as they describe it, take a look at these 2 documents:
VERTICAL LINE METHOD (quad core): http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appm..._line_v1.1.pdf
DIRECT CONTACT HEAT PIPES: http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/hp/hphs_method.pdf
Some extra notes, be sure you get some paste in the ridges around the pipes. Also, the most important consideration for TIM application is covering the center portion (see pic QP3 in the first link). After that, you want to have the pipes in good contact. I could explain more, but lets just say this produced my best results.