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User Info: Strifist

Strifist
3 years ago#1
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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User Info: Bigj089

Bigj089
3 years ago#2
I was supposed to use thermal paste? =O
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User Info: Lady Une

Lady Une
3 years ago#4
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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User Info: jgatlabayan

jgatlabayan
3 years ago#5
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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User Info: Blobs_

Blobs_
3 years ago#6
Usually just the pea in the middle and let the pressure from the heatsink do the rest.
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User Info: 30aught6

30aught6
3 years ago#7
Red cheese spreader from Handi-Snacks.
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User Info: claytonbuckley

claytonbuckley
3 years ago#8
Blobs_ posted...
Usually just the pea in the middle and let the pressure from the heatsink do the rest.
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User Info: DerPancake

DerPancake
3 years ago#9
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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User Info: KamenRiderBlade

KamenRiderBlade
3 years ago#10
X shaped pattern and apply the heatsink on will get most of the coverage
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