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Old 07-26-2007, 10:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appi..._dual_wcap.pdf

In the instructions it says to put the grease in a small line like in one of the pictures shown. I was wondering if I should do that or is there a better/more effective way?
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I heard putting a line down the middle, is affective. The most common though, is putting a rice grain sized dot in the middle, and letting the heatsink's weight spread it out, while seating it.
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its funny, when i bought mine, the directions said to put it in a small dot at center. now, it says line down the middle. either way works fine, i suppose. just dont slop it all over.
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I might try the grain-sized dot, I need to clean the only AS5 off for a new seating. I'm out of sterilizing pads, would something like rubbing alcohol and a coffee filter work?

I also have a feeling that the HS got damaged somehow and isn't staying as tight as it should.

EDIT: oops, put AC5 instead of AS5 in title
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coffee filter and high purity rubbing alcohol works fantastic, actually.
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I use Q-tips with rubbing alcohol.
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shame on you b1g. lol.
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Okay, I've got some Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol 70%. Will that work?
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It should work...90-99% is preferred, but 70% should do fine.
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dont drink it lol
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