Re: My computer is loud and nosiy help plz!
it's not just new thermal compound that's important, it's how the paste is applied. if one were to put a lot on, that doesn't mean the proc would be running cooler. in fact, a lot of paste will act as a blanket and cause the proc to run hotter. when applying thermal compound, remember that it's only job is to act as a conductor for heat between the proc and heatsink. the thinner the layer, the less resistance the heat will meet when being drawn out. you want just enough to connect the two surfaces, but covering as much surface area as possible.
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