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redserv
07-25-08, 07:49 PM
guys i am trying to get some information as to how to apply thermal compound on AM2 cpuz
from the pic that you see, some say apply just a little more than a rice grain to the core, others say put a thin layer of thermal paste on the entire surface off the die, gonna be using AS5, any advice would be most welcome:)

AOD CASPER
07-25-08, 08:27 PM
Just pick your cpu from the list, single core, duel, and quad core.
http://www.arcticsilver.com/ins_route_step2amdas5.html

redserv
07-25-08, 08:36 PM
cool, thanks alot thats exactly where i got my pic from, just wanted to know if alot off other ppl use that technique to apply thermal paste on there AM2 processors.

Absolution
07-25-08, 10:04 PM
I do a thin long line down the center of the cpu, just need to make sure you don't use too much.

Amuro
07-25-08, 10:23 PM
I do a thin long line down the center of the cpu, just need to make sure you don't use too much.
But he's not using Intel Core 2, so that isn't the way.

Lfctony
07-25-08, 11:55 PM
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=170&Itemid=38

Best article ever. Apply according to your HSF solution... :)

Bman212121
07-26-08, 12:23 AM
I favorited that article, thanks for sharing.

I usually like to spread the stuff out myself. What I've done in the past is used a razor blade to cover most of the cpu with a fairly thin layer. I've also just used the end of the tube to try to thin it out. What's interesting is they are applying it directly to the HSF, where I always put it on the cpu.

I can't say as I've ever really seen a big difference between methods, but as that article shows certain methods might not cover all of the area.

redserv
07-26-08, 07:47 AM
ya very intersting information, thanks for this :)

crainger
07-26-08, 09:33 AM
http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/222049_lg.jpg