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Old 08-23-2009, 08:24 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Default Re: Tested D0 intel i7 920

I like to visualize the cpu heatsink as having 9 sections, 3 up and 3 down, and then I put just a dab of paste in the center of each. By dab I mean very little, maybe a 1/4 the size of a small match head. Then I just let the heatsink spread it. Use a 1/2 of a Business Card as a shim as I have done. By lapping the heatsink it's not as large anymore and the card will keep the heatsink nice and tight.

I'm not sure about your corners, it looks like you've over sanded them or you didn't keep the heatsink good and level. I would give it a go and see if it's cooling better. If it hasn't improved you may need to sand more.
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