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How much AS5 Do you use???

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i just bought the Arctic Silver 5 thermalpaste and i was wondering how much should i put it on the CPU, and also i used the zalman thermal paste before so should i clean out the CPU plate first then apply the AS5 in or just mixed the Zalman thermal paste with AS5
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In the directions it should tell you the surface area the whole tube is recomended to cover, so you can try to aproxximate from that, but you want a pretty thin layer. Make sure that there are no air bubbles by twisting the heat sink back and forth a little before you re connect the hsf to the mobo.
 

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Originally Posted by Mikey122687

But do i need to scape off the existing thermal paste first, then re-apply the AS5?? if so then how do i do it without hurting the CPU

Use rubbing alcohol and a clean rag that is ok to ruin forever.

If you have to scrape use a credit card

And yes you have to get the old stuff off
 

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!!!! i cannot stress how much, dont spread as5, all you have to do is put a decent amount in the center of the cpu in the shape of a dot, and just squish it in when ur installing ur hsf.

^^this is for the cpu's with the heatspreader.
 

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Originally Posted by RunningRioT

!!!! i cannot stress how much, dont spread as5, all you have to do is put a decent amount in the center of the cpu in the shape of a dot, and just squish it in when ur installing ur hsf.

^^this is for the cpu's with the heatspreader.

^^^ I agree. I wouldn't say a decent amount though. I achieved the best results when using a blob about the size of a Bic medium point ball point pen. Yup, that's it, just a tiny little dab with AS5 and a Pentium 4.
 
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