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Is the rule for "just the amount of a grain of rice" apply to graphics cards, also? How much would I use for my 5870?
    
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When installing waterblocks on my cards, I have always used the grain of rice method and have always had excellent results.
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because the gpu is bigger in surface I usually use a bb size as appose to a grain. biggrin.gif
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for gpus i like to spread the paste out if i can sence you need the entire core to be coverd.
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The best thing to do would be to test it. Put some down and put it together like you normally would, then pull it off and see how well its spread.

I know its a waste of paste, but if youre going to leave it on there for a while and you want to get the most out of it, its the way to go imo.
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for gpus i like to spread the paste out if i can sence you need the entire core to be coverd.

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