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Old 02-23-2007, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im getting a new c2d on sunday and im not going to use the stock heatsink. just wondering what is a good amount of as5 to put on my proc?
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The blob that you squeeze out should be approx the size of a cooked grain of rice. Put this blob in the middle of the CPU.

Make sure that you don't smear the AS5 on with a credit card or whatnot. Supposedly, not smearing it helps to prevent air bubbles from forming.
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Yep hes right, a grain of rice is what they always say. Heh nice going.
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make sure when you put the heatsink on you twist it forcing the air bubbles out...
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Bump for more suggestions?
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yea, that's pretty much it. a rice sized drop is all you need, more actually hurts performance.
if you really want great heat transfer, you can lap the heatsink first.
I would only recommend doing so if you're somewhat technically savvy though.
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Always heard you're supposed to spread it thin with a razor blade...
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no, will only create more surface area/grooves.
as said, squish for minimum bubbles.
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OK thanks to all who posted.
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