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Old 03-10-08, 09:53 AM   #1
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Default Thermalright Ultra 120 X / Arctic Silver question

Both web sites have different directions for applying thermal compound. Which one should I follow?
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Arctic silver's unless the 120 is ultra weird.
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Old 03-10-08, 10:05 AM   #3
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Weird?
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Default Re: Thermalright Ultra 120 X / Arctic Silver question

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Both web sites have different directions for applying thermal compound. Which one should I follow?

Artic Silver directions, if you are gonna use Artic Silver as thermal paste, if not thermalright directions.
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Old 03-10-08, 10:50 AM   #5
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Artic Silver directions, if you are gonna use Artic Silver as thermal paste, if not thermalright directions.
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Old 03-10-08, 10:59 AM   #6
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i actually follow a practice that i have for years, since i got into computers.

i put a small amount of the CPU, and spread it to the thickness of a sheet of paper. then i place a small amount on the heatsink base (the part that contacts the CPU) and then use a coffee filter (no fibers to come off) to rub the paste into the grooves of the heatsink. then i put it on.
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Old 03-10-08, 11:06 AM   #7
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Well the Arctic Silver site says (for quad core) put a thin horizontal across the middle of the cpu, but nothing on the sink base. I was concerned about that. But I also don't want to use too much.
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Default Re: Thermalright Ultra 120 X / Arctic Silver question

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i actually follow a practice that i have for years, since i got into computers.

i put a small amount of the CPU, and spread it to the thickness of a sheet of paper. then i place a small amount on the heatsink base (the part that contacts the CPU) and then use a coffee filter (no fibers to come off) to rub the paste into the grooves of the heatsink. then i put it on.
That is so time consuming. I just follow the instructions of the paste manufacturer. I use the AC MX-2 now instead of the AS5, so a bb sized dab on the middle of the IHS is I would do.
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Well the Arctic Silver site says (for quad core) put a thin horizontal across the middle of the cpu, but nothing on the sink base. I was concerned about that. But I also don't want to use too much.
The line method is the correct way to apply AS5, and you don't need to apply it to the heatsink.
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Old 03-10-08, 11:17 AM   #10
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That is so time consuming. I just follow the instructions of the paste manufacturer. I use the AC MX-2 now instead of the AS5, so a bb sized dab on the middle of the IHS is I would do.
time consuming?

why the hell would you want to cut corners with hardware? you spent money on it then want to slap it together?
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time consuming?

why the hell would you want to cut corners with hardware? you spent money on it then want to slap it together?
Not cutting corners. If the instructions said so I would do it, but instructions specifically says do NOT spread.
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Not cutting corners. If the instructions said so I would do it, but instructions specifically says do NOT spread.
lol so they arent accountable if you break something.
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