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Old 04-05-2007, 06:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do you still want a video on how to apply/remove thermal compound?

About a year ago there was a thread requesting videos of us working on computers. IIRC this didn't really take off.

Fast forward to today: I bought some thermal paste (Akasa 5022) which has a graph on the back saying it is better than AS5 and some TIM cleaner.

I will be doing it after lunch and wondered if the video was still wanted.

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Old 04-05-2007, 07:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Do you still want a video on how to apply thermal compound?

I dont personally need to know how............... yet, but id like to watch anyway, as im sure others would too? plus theres bound to be people who would actually like to watch because there doing it themselfs soon..........


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I'll do the video then.

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Finished applying it. Man really needs 4 arms. But apart from some rubbish camera angles, poorly placed water block and hoovering up my duster, dripping some water and camera running out of power just after I screwed the water block on, it all went OK.

CPU at 27*C on a warm spring day (19*C)!

I will edit the video once the camera has charged.
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Default Re: Do you still want a video on how to apply thermal compound?

Pretty good.

You should have talked a little louder though.
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get this stickied for the amateurs who ask sometimes!! Put it on youtube too!!
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Stuck, and added "remove" to the title.
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No link for the video?
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no video?
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Sorry, think this was hosted on my old server. It is long gone now and don't have a backup.

There are several different methods now for applying thermal compound depending on the CPU that it is not really worth remaking. For example on a Q6600 a thin strip down the middle half (centred) through the 2 banks of cores would be the best method. The thickness of the line is then dependant on the type of cooler. if you have exposed heatpipes you need to have a good amount on there to fill the gaps. If it is a lapped true you want quite a thin line.
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Is the rice grain size dab in the middle really enough? I've heard some people say that's what they do, it seems like it's hardly any though.
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