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post #11 of 20
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I found out that spreading the thermalpaste allover the cpu's heatspreader before istalling cooler is best working method. You cant ever be sure will it spread allover when you just put a drop on center of the hs and pray that it will spread while tightening cooler..

This is very bad picture and it looks like there is way too much thermal paste, and it's from my old amd 1090T but that's the way it should be spreaded. Only very tight layer so hs is barely hidden and you are ready to go. And remember to spread it on every different direction.

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...And sorry for my bad english..

DONT DO THIS! You can shorten your CPU by doing so. Plus very high possibility of having air bubble.
Edited by Born4TheSky - 4/19/11 at 3:21pm
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DONT DO THIS! You can shorten your CPU by doing so. Plus very high possibility of having air bubble.
Perhaps i have to do some more testing, cause that method was best based on my last testing..
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Perhaps i have to do some more testing, cause that method was best based on my last testing..
just take a look at the video I posted one post before. ))) good luck. Dont take it personally though.. we are all here to learn something new.
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just take a look at the video I posted one post before. ))) good luck. Dont take it personally though.. we are all here to learn something new.
Only difference is that i wont set cooler straight to the cpu, but little "tilted", if you know what i mean? That's perhaps the thing which might keep airbubles away.. But anyway, i've been using that dot method for all my life before my testing's, so i would say use that! Atleast it's the second best way!
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Perhaps i have to do some more testing, cause that method was best based on my last testing..
When I had a flat based cooler I sometimes used the spread method as well. Didn't notice any temp differences. The BB method is a lot easier, only reason I used the spread method is because I'm OCD.
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post #16 of 20
A rice grain sized dot on the centre of the CPU followed by applying the heatsink with no spreading or lifting of the heatsink once it makes contact with the paste.

Always worked for me. It's 20c in my room, CPU idle temps are 28-30, GPU idling at 27c with the same method.
post #17 of 20
The whole heat shield doesnt have to be covered.

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/9870...-keychain.html


I like the X one. I think I'll do the mechanical pencil and X next time.
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post #18 of 20
Place a line of paste at the top of the CPU and grab a card or something rigid and scrape it down covering the whole CPU with a thin layer. That's the method I've used forever with excellent cooling results.
 
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It also depends on the base of the heatsink. With heatpipe direct contact bases the single drop in the center doesn't work as well due to the crevices between the heatpips and the base. Too much of the tim goes into the crevices and doesn't spread out enough to cover the necessary area of the heat spreader. On HDC units it's usually better to put a thin line on each of the heatpipes or the heatsink base strips between the heatpipes and/or fill in the crevices first before applying the tim.
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I found out that spreading the thermalpaste allover the cpu's heatspreader before istalling cooler is best working method. You cant ever be sure will it spread allover when you just put a drop on center of the hs and pray that it will spread while tightening cooler..

This is very bad picture and it looks like there is way too much thermal paste, and it's from my old amd 1090T but that's the way it should be spreaded. Only very tight layer so hs is barely hidden and you are ready to go. And remember to spread it on every different direction.



...And sorry for my bad english..
This is the method I've always used. Or almost spread it over the whole IHS before mounting heatsink. Can't go wrong with this
    
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