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Old 05-25-2005, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondeirng if anyone has any bright ideas to spread the thermal paste around, i was just going to use the edge of a credit card and make it about 1/4mm thick layer, sound good? Its AS5 and a Zalman 7700cu over a 4000+ San Diego, fully covered heat dispenser not just the little one in the middle. How much do you think I will need, 2 grains or rice size or more?

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Old 05-25-2005, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 05-25-2005, 11:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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your not sapost to spread AS5 on a cpu with a Heatspreader.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm

read the instructions, and study the picture, it shows almost exactly how much you need to put. dont put to much.
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You can spead it over the whole CPU, I do but not as much on the edge's

I use a plastic bag over my finger than wipe once with a credit card
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Thy say to not spread it on a heatspreader, to avoid airpockets between the HSF and Heatspreader. Letting the HSF's weight and force spread it from the center is acording to them, more efficent and likely to avoid airpockets.
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i did it there way on a intel socket 478 and it realy does spread out into a perfect circle around the center as thy show.

i now this because the first time i was seating the HSF ona 478, it was more finicky then i anticipated so it didnt seat as evenly the first time as i wonted it to, so i just removed it and started over. And when i removed it, i noticed the AS5 spread out intoa perfect thin circle layer around the center of the heatspreader as thy show on there instructions.
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Yeah I got it now, up and running on the new machine!!

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Wow, you people fester too much over a glob of goo.
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