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im building a rig soon (c2d)<br />
but this will be my fist and the one part thats worring me is applying the thermal paste<br />
i will be using tt big typhoon<br />
and i will be using as-5 for paste<br />
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i have looked the the artic site and seen the instructions, but it doesnt tell me to apply it to the heatsink (in my case the tt bt)<br />
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but iv looked around and seen many people saying rub some into the heatsink with a plastic bag<br />
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now im just confused should i do it the artic way or the way that iv been reading about
 

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Follow the manufacturers recommendations <img src="/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I personally apply AS5 the following way. First, apply a bb sized amount of AS5 onto the IHS of the proc. Next, using a credit card spread the AS5 over the entire surface area of the IHS. Then just attach the HSF. You only need to apply the AS5 to the IHS, you dont also need to apply it to the HSF.
 

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thats exactly what im worried about lol what if i use to much or to less LOL<br />
bah i spoze wehn the time come i will know what to do<br />
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i was thinking that just using a thin line (like in the artic intel dual core instructions show)<br />
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but i dunno any one els wanna shed some light ?
 

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Download the instructions from this linky<br />
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<a href="http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_instructions.htm" target="_blank">http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm</a><br />
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They actually reccomend that you apply thermal paste in a line on C2D's, not a lot of people know this yet, but I have done it and am happy with the results
 

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yes this i was a think i was going to do lol and now im looking at ur core speed i guess it works ehh?? <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick out tounge caps" class="inlineimg" /> ty
 

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Keeps me cool! Until the Tuniq arrives tomorrow <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Use about this much ---> ( ) lol.<br />
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I put a small rice grain size piece in the middle of the CPU then when putting on the HSF i twist it a little while applying a little pressure, then screw down like normal.<br />
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Works a treat for me <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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Thin line down the middle of the processor is all you need. No need to spread it out or anything if your using C2D. It's just a thin line down the middle, and then apply the heat sink like normal. Also make sure you clean off any thermal paste that might be on there. <br />
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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835100010" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100010</a><br />
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Works best for getting off thermal paste. You could just use high-purity alcohol. But just buying the Arctic Silver ACN-60ML makes things a little easier. On me anyway.<br />
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Also it helps to keep the arctic silver 5 cold by placing it in the refrigerator with the tip down after use. You don't have to do this. But this allows it to spread faster the next time you wish to use it.<br />
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Edit: Just download the instructions from the link given to you above. Click on Arctic Silver 5 Instructions for a Large Dual Core Intel CPU w/Heatspreader. That will show you how to apply the thermal paste to that processor.
 

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someone said they mae a snake design with the thermal paste and it worked fine...Say if you were to put a line down... it wouldnt actually be spread out over the whole chip would it? wouldnt maybe making a very thing square design work with a very tiny bb size in the middle? more the better or no?
 

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</div>If you ask me following the directions is always the best way to go about doing things. The thermal paste spreads out more when heated. And I don't think it needs to cover the processor. Just the middle part. If you click on the link given before it will show you how the C2D looks on the inside.
 

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The only way to know for certain that your paste is spread evenly is to do it yourself. Get out the razor blade or credit card - its easy. A bb in the middle or other patterns might work, particularly if you lapped. But if you didn't, you might get an uneven distribution and that sucks.
 

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The reason they say a line down the middle is becasue the chip beneath the IHS is a small square with a core on each side. If you apply the paste in a line between these two cores, when the heatsink is pushed down the line spreads across those cores.<br />
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Its ok to apply a small BB to a single core, directly in the middle but a new technique is needed for dual cores
 

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line down the middler it is if the cpu blows up im sewing artic lmao
 

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It works for me..........hang on, whats that burning smell <img src="/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I've heard a few people say that they found the line down the middle cooled the processor better than spreading it across. But I suppose it's the same thing because we you put the heat sink down it's going to spread it anyway. Worked out for me.<br><br>
And remember the burn in. Takes around 2 weeks to get the full effect of the paste. Playing games or running prime95 on and off will help stress the processor a bit so the thermal paste will work better.
 

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A BB sized amount will spread out nicely once you attach the HSF. It'll be so tight that the AS5 will spread out nicely, even more so when it heats up. Too much I've heard is bad as it negatively affects the transfer of heat. You can always go back and redo it if you have to though. It's not like once you attach the HSF that it's glued to the CPU forever. Trial and error here.
 
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