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    Default Help applying thermal paste

    Just bought a new processor and need to apply thermal paste before installing it in my old mobo.

    Anyone knows about a nice tutorial in how to apply it?

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    Default Re: Help applying thermal paste

    Some people say to put a dot in the middle of the IHS and then press on it with the Heatsink, but it really didn't work for me. I used my fingers to spread it, and temperatures are quite normal.
    Here you go, a tutorial on youtube, click here.

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    Default Re: Help applying thermal paste

    Which CPU?

    There are different methods. You may check this out as a starter. Experiment with all possible methods and thickness to find out the best configuration for you. I personally found "one drop at the center" method to be the best method for my i7 860, others give higher temperatures. But it may be the worst case for you, just like it was for @abir ; vaia. After my method was a failure, he spread the paste himself before installing the cooler. But the same method gave me surprisingly high temperatures. So, do NOT rely on just one method, test out all of them at least once. You'll find the best configuration in this way.


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    Default Re: Help applying thermal paste

    Well to tell you the truth it's a Dual-Core E5500, and the stock cooler has pre-applied thermal paste.

    So maybe I don't need to apply extra thermal paste, do I?

    BTW I checked on the Internet and as @Dee said, the best method would be to put a dot on the CPU and press on it with the heatsink.
    Last edited by n33l; December 23rd, 2010 at 18:04.

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    Default Re: Help applying thermal paste

    the dot 1 worked for me but spreading it works bttr.......nd u don need extra paste if stock cooler has it.....

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    Default Re: Help applying thermal paste

    Oh okay.

    For now I'll use the stock speed. Thanks for help everyone!

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