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    Is too much a bad thing?

    And how much is agood amount

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    too much is bad.

    Apply a veryyy thing layer to the core itself..Smooth it out with a credit card and make it about 2 pieces of paper thick i guess.

    On the heatsink rub in a good amount of thermal paste all over the bottom of the heatsink and then rub off the excess to where you cant really see it nemore on the heatsink..then apply the heatsink to the cpu and ur good.
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    VERY thin.....VERY VERY thin.

    mine is about 1 sheet of paper thick...pssibly less. VERY THIN.



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    For AMD cpu's there's the grain of rice method, where you apply a "blob" half the size of a grain of rice, and use a credit card to smooth it over. works very well
    For P4 or others, I imagine you would need more, due to the bigger core
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    Originally posted by kaiweiler@17 June 2004 - 11:44
    For AMD cpu's there's the grain of rice method, where you apply a "blob" half the size of a grain of rice, and use a credit card to smooth it over. works very well
    For P4 or others, I imagine you would need more, due to the bigger core
    actually, teh core is same size as an amd one, maybe a little different, but the top part u see is the heat spreader, not teh core.

    Really, on a P4, all u gotta do is put it in the middle of this heatspreader and thin it out, don't need to worry about the edges too much.

    at www.arcticsilver.com there is a guide on how to put the thermal paste on, i forgot to post this in my first post.

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    my thermal paste is wierd... i cant spread it nicely with a credit card... its arctic silver ceramique...

    its more like glue lol

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    Originally posted by Champ@19 June 2004 - 20:25
    my thermal paste is wierd... i cant spread it nicely with a credit card... its arctic silver ceramique...

    its more like glue lol
    They are all like that, it's hard to spread. Just needs a bit of work.

    Putting on teh heatsync will amke it spread anyway, don't worry.

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    make sure you measure it with a ruler....













    lol im kidding..

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    I've never done it this way before, so I thought I'd try it to see if it brought my temps down.

    Now no-one will take my credit card.
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    Originally posted by lynx@20 June 2004 - 05:04
    I've never done it this way before, so I thought I'd try it to see if it brought my temps down.

    Now no-one will take my credit card.
    I used an airmiles card.

    Go to www.airmiles.com, and signup for one, put in a silly name, it works, i have so amny funny ones.

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