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Old 06-24-2008, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Thermal compund and CPU Cooler.

I just Installed my CPU. I have a Thermal compound.
But should i put it on now then install my CPU cooler? or not to use it all do to the fact i have air cooling?



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Old 06-24-2008, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Thermal compund and CPU Cooler.

Yes, you always apply the thermal compound to the top of the CPU before mounting the CPU cooler (unless it is the stock cooler and has the thermal compound on the heatsink already)
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes i bought my cpu cooler and compound seperatly.
And how exactly should spread it on? the thermal compound i got is Arctic cooler MX-2

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Default Re: Thermal compund and CPU Cooler.

Put a small "pea sized" drop in the center. Some people may say to use a small line, but it spreads more evenly if you use a small pea sized dot in the middle. Either way it will cool just the same.
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Default Re: Thermal compund and CPU Cooler.

same question here.

So you can spread it with your fingers?
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Default Re: Thermal compund and CPU Cooler.

Don't have to spread it out,The pressure of the heatsink will do it for you when you put it in place.
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Default Re: Thermal compund and CPU Cooler.

The proper way to do this is to place a small line, X, or dot on your cpu depending on how many cores you have. Then push your heatsink on top and LIGHTLY twist the heatsink a few degree's each way and this should spread out the paste evenly.
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