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post #11 of 20
All you need is a tiny dot (around the size of a piece of rice) then just screw on the heat sink and it will spread it for you.
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mmm... Real progressive form we have here about the pursuit of performance and technological do-dads where we pay a premium for companies exploiting their old reputation instead of keeping up with competition. Yes why don't we just keep on defending that and convince more prospective system builders to make poor choices.
He already has the TIM ready to go.
It's worth tossing a perfectly good tube and shelling out more cash on another tube for maybe 1c difference (2c if you want to spend $18 per .5 gram)? Not in my book.
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post #13 of 20
all i do is a grain of rice size amount in the middle of the cpu
then add a small dot each side, so it looks like a +
then place your tower on it and push down, then i always give it a little turn, about a 1/4 turn, and back again, while still pushing down.

AS5 is still pretty good, but i prefer MX-4 or IC-Diamond 24
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ok, so a dot in the middle? or the horizontal line like manufacturer states?
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mmm... Real progressive form we have here about the pursuit of performance and technological do-dads where we pay a premium for companies exploiting their old reputation instead of keeping up with competition. Yes why don't we just keep on defending that and convince more prospective system builders to make poor choices. God forbid someone save money buying a product that is better in every conceivable way, even if its only slightly better in some of those ways.
He's ALREADY purchased it...why give him hell about it when he's merely asking what the best way to apply it is.

He didn't ask what TIM we suggest did he? Good grief man...go back to bed and wake up on the other side.
post #16 of 20
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mmm... Real progressive form we have here about the pursuit of performance and technological do-dads where we pay a premium for companies exploiting their old reputation instead of keeping up with competition. Yes why don't we just keep on defending that and convince more prospective system builders to make poor choices. God forbid someone save money buying a product that is better in every conceivable way, even if its only slightly better in some of those ways.
But he already has the as5, not worth going back to exchange or get something else. If he would've asked about what to look for, different story.
I've used quite a few different TIMs, & there isn't enough difference in temps between them for me to drive out of the way if the store I'm at only carries 1 type.
    
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post #17 of 20
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ok, so a dot in the middle? or the horizontal line like manufacturer states?
I'd do the horizontal line...but that's just me
post #18 of 20
if you have as5 on hand, enjoy it
post #19 of 20
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Personally, I've always put a paper thin layer over the entire CPU and I've NEVER had issues and always good temps.
Interesting that you have never ran into airbubble issues..
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Interesting that you have never ran into airbubble issues..
I do the same thing, never had an issue, always superb temps.

I also remount the block 2-3 times just to make sure my technique is good. if im in a rush I get cocky and do it once tho
 
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