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Old 04-06-2006, 04:45 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm so confused at that way to apply AS5.

Some say to put a blob in the middle and then just bolt the heatsink down. Then some say to spread it out with a business card or something until the whole CPU is covered with the stuff, then bolt the heatsink down.

So confusing.
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Old 04-06-2006, 08:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Small blob in the middle then spred it a bit so that the paste covers about 2/3s to 3/4s. just use a sandwich bag or something to spred it
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Old 04-06-2006, 10:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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you don't really have to spread it on the cpu if you have a HSF that makes good contact it will spread anyway. however you should put AS5 on the HSF surface, spread it out with a plastic bag and remove the excess until you are basically left with what looks like a clean surface except slightly darker. i just use methylated spirits to clean thermal compound
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Ok, I think I have a magazine lying around which shows you how to do it. Thanks guys.
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