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Old 09-22-2005, 06:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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where and how much of the thermal paste do you put on? if the heatsink has stick on it, do you still just put it on?

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AMD box processors come with a fan, and that grey square is the thermal compound. but when i built my intel system 6 years ago (??) i put about a spot that (if it were a sphere) an 1/8 inch in diameter. 'course the processor was diffferent back then, what kind of processor is it?

only worning - computers dont like waffel runoff. dont put to little or too much, just enough to cover the die.

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Please search the forums before posting a question. This question has be answered hundreds of times.
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yea search the forums. but its a rice grain on the dye thats on the cpu and if there isnt a die then the upper right habd corner. just a rice grane size and spread with heatsink.
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Default Re: Thermal Paste Q.

Originally posted by no_Wedge
where and how much of the thermal paste do you put on? if the heatsink has stick on it, do you still just put it on?
I am sorry, but your description is somewhat vague. Are you saying that there is a thermal pad already on there? And whether you need to put thermal gel like Arctic Silver on it as well?.. . Don't!

Or do you just have a fresh clean surface on the heatsink... In which case how much of gel you apply and "how" you apply depends on the type of gel you use. AS 5 for example, requires about 1 1/4 long grain rice sized portion in the middle of the CPU.. You put the heatsink on and twist it a couple degrees both ways (twist not move), and then let it burn in for a week or so.. Turn it off now and then to let it cool down.
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