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Old 11-03-2006, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought an AMD Athlon 4200+ dual core AM2 processor. I was wondering what the proper method for applying the arctic silver 5 stuff. I've read that the stuff needs to be spread around with a credit card, but I also read that all you need to do is apply a small dot in the center than twist the heatsink around on it.

I'm confused on how to apply this! A simple question, I think. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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The amount should be no bigger then a cooked piece of rice and simply placing the heatsink down and latching it is the only thing requirered
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Hmm... I usually make it twice the size of a cooked piece of rice... maybe you eat bigger rice than me. :laughing:
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Yea. :P Maybe a little bigger, but no smaller.
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Sweet! Pretty easy. Thanks.
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Yea don't spread it, because it makes air bubbles.
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