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Old 11-20-2004, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the correct amount of heatsink compound I should use between the waterblock on my watercooling system and my processor? I have a Pentium 4 Skt.478 and have some Arctic Silver compound.
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When applying thermal compound to my cpu, I placed an amount the size of a grain of rice. Then I used a credit card to evenly distribute it, and take the extra off.
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Old 11-20-2004, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Just enough to cover up the color and provide good heat transfer.
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i put about a bb size in the middle of the chip and a very little on the heatcore.
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