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Thermal Paste

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by DannyW, 30 Jan 2006.

  1. DannyW

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 31 Dec 2005

    Posts: 4,870

    Location: England

    Hi, ive ordered some Thermaltake Artic Silver 5 paste, should be here tomorrow.

    Can someone please tell me the correct way to apply it to get the best performance??

  2. Marvt74


    Joined: 20 Feb 2004

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    Location: Higher Walton

    Blob onto of the ihs, install the heatsink, it'll spread on its own
  3. joeyjojo


    Joined: 2 Dec 2005

    Posts: 5,519

    Location: Herts

    First clean processer and heatsink with something like alcohol. Depending on the processor, squirt a small amount (half a grain of rice for p4, grain and a half for amd64 if I remember correctly). Then just bolt down the heatsink or whatever nice and tight. Spreading it out is bad, just gets dust and such in there. Also, they recommend just twisting the heatsink by a few degrees when its on to remove air bubbles etc.
  4. w3bbo

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    Location: Up North

    Check arctic silvers website for there recommended application.
  5. Noto

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Dec 2002

    Posts: 1,892

    good product u wont be disapointed
  6. Wyvern971

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    NOT BEER :p