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 Post subject: Thermal Compound Spread
 Post Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:51 pm 
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Hey guys/gals,

Just was wondering if there was a preferred method you had for spreading thermal compound?? A guy from the evga forums swears by the "x" meathod shown in the youtube video above.

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 Post subject: Re: Thermal Compound Spread
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:24 am 
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deando2008 wrote:
A guy from the evga forums swears by the "x" meathod...


:eh: Oh blah :!: There are several ways to spread thermal paste on the cpu or heatsink. There's 1) The drop that's the size of a grain of rice on the cpu, 2) the thin line down the middle of the cpu, 3) spreading on the base of the heatsink, place on cpu and give it a twist, and a few more I can not think of :crazy:

For over a decade, I've always use #1 but I would make sure I evenly spread the thermal paste over the cpu until I get a very thin layer (almost a translucent appearance). Always had worked out fine for me but at the end of the day, all you want is to make sure you have an evenly, thin layer of thermal paste on the cpu. As we all know, too much is definitely not a good thing :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Thermal Compound Spread
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:18 am 
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:lol: That's funny.

I've also done the same and used your method #1 and it seems to work fine for me. some say the i7 chips have more of a concave surface and spreading a thin layer with a credit card leaves bubbles creating higher temps...but I'm not really sure either way.

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 Post subject: Re: Thermal Compound Spread
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Been using the X method for a long time including i7 and works like a charm for me.

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