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My motherboard went out and I had to send it in for warranty. Now I will have to reapply TIM to my heat sink and processor. I have that i7 930 and H50 cooler. I have never had to apply TIM as this was my first build and the H50 had it preapplied. What is the best TIM to use for this application, and what is the best method of application? The whole process kinda freaks me out as doing it wrong can be very detrimental.
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Applying thermal paste becomes second nature after you do it once IMO. There are dozens of brands, types, and application methods to choose from, and a person's favorite TIM and application may not be favored by another.

For a first timer, I recommend Artic Cooling MX-4 because it spreads so easily. As for application methods I'll let you Google that and decide for yourself.
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What is the best TIM to use for this application, and what is the best method of application? The whole process kinda freaks me out as doing it wrong can be very detrimental.

I clean existing TIM with this liquid>
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100010
sure you can cut corners & use alcohol

And this type lint free cloth>
http://www.needledoctor.com/Allsop-F...Cleaning-Cloth
cut corners use coffee filters

application this way>
http://www.innovationcooling.com/app...structions.htm
then tighten heatsink,done.
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I did use the ac tim removal liquid to get all the tim off but I used coffee filters instead for wipes. I was reading that this is the type of tim that comes on the h50 stock. Is that correct?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150080

Update: I currently have a full tube of MX-2 that I bought a year ago when I built the computer. Is this good tim and will it be good for my application? Or should I but some of the tim above?
Edited by Nakattk - 4/9/11 at 8:01pm
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I did use the ac tim removal liquid to get all the tim off but I used coffee filters instead for wipes. I was reading that this is the type of tim that comes on the h50 stock. Is that correct?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150080

Update: I currently have a full tube of MX-2 that I bought a year ago when I built the computer. Is this good tim and will it be good for my application? Or should I but some of the tim above?
The stuff you linked to is good stuff (Shin-Etsu). Pea-sized drop, reapply and done.

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