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So, how do you guys apply thermal paste?

#1StrifistPosted 11/2/2013 11:18:08 PM
Probably the most opinionated bit of building a RIG, lol.

I make a P shaped blob, never got any air pocket issues with that.
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#2Bigj089Posted 11/2/2013 11:26:31 PM
I was supposed to use thermal paste? =O
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#3FansercPosted 11/2/2013 11:33:22 PM
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#4Lady UnePosted 11/2/2013 11:35:37 PM(edited)
Typical "grain of rice" method + "priming" the CPU and cooler surface with a small amount. (spread across both surfaces and scrape of any excess)
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#5jgatlabayanPosted 11/2/2013 11:34:49 PM
A lot of tests already done that you can find online. Best is a pea size amount then let the heatsink do the rest. No need to spread.
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#6Blobs_Posted 11/2/2013 11:46:44 PM
Usually just the pea in the middle and let the pressure from the heatsink do the rest.
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#730aught6Posted 11/2/2013 11:49:09 PM
Red cheese spreader from Handi-Snacks.
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#8claytonbuckleyPosted 11/2/2013 11:56:20 PM
Blobs_ posted...
Usually just the pea in the middle and let the pressure from the heatsink do the rest.

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#9DerPancakePosted 11/3/2013 12:01:49 AM
jgatlabayan posted...
A lot of tests already done that you can find online. Best is a pea size amount then let the heatsink do the rest. No need to spread.


Oh really why does Slinky (one of the top overclockers) does the spread method?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEuHwZ3_U-4
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#10KamenRiderBladePosted 11/3/2013 12:38:52 AM
X shaped pattern and apply the heatsink on will get most of the coverage
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