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    Re: Thermal paste

    quick question regarding thermal paste...

    Do the Core 2 Duo/Quad's come with thermal paste on or will I need to get some along with my order?

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    Re: Thermal paste

    If they're retail, yes they come with it applied to the heatsink.

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    Re: Thermal paste

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyNV View Post
    If you check out Arctic Silvers installation instructions, for Intel they recommend the line method, vertical line for dualcores and horizontal line for quads (current Intel quads have two dies side by side, hence horizontal line)
    method i will be using

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    Re: Thermal paste

    Quote Originally Posted by Giraffe View Post
    One way of spreading is to use this stuff - it has a brush! OK for most CPUs if not extreme.

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=388704

    Peter.
    That's what I use. No probs, but I don't OC

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    Re: Thermal paste

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyNV View Post
    If you check out Arctic Silvers installation instructions, for Intel they recommend the line method, vertical line for dualcores and horizontal line for quads (current Intel quads have two dies side by side, hence horizontal line)
    But.... but... but... doesn't that depend on whether you have your case lying down or standing up? Surely vertical or horizontal alignment is a matter of perspective and relativeness?

    I'm confused

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    Re: Thermal paste

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    But.... but... but... doesn't that depend on whether you have your case lying down or standing up? Surely vertical or horizontal alignment is a matter of perspective and relativeness?

    I'm confused
    don't understand, its on the cpu die

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    Re: Thermal paste

    I'll put it another way: How do you tell what is a horizontal line, and what is a vertical line when the item that you are "painting" is a flat square surface?

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    Re: Thermal paste

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    I'll put it another way: How do you tell what is a horizontal line, and what is a vertical line when the item that you are "painting" is a flat square surface?
    Ah, well, a horizontal line is anywhere across the face of the chip. A vertical line is more difficult...

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    Re: Thermal paste

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    I'll put it another way: How do you tell what is a horizontal line, and what is a vertical line when the item that you are "painting" is a flat square surface?
    aim the arrow to the bottom left

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    Re: Thermal paste

    Quote Originally Posted by schmunk View Post
    Ah, well, a horizontal line is anywhere across the face of the chip. A vertical line is more difficult...
    You get where I'm coming from

    How does one paint air?
    What is the sound of one hand clapping?

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    Re: Thermal paste

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur2 View Post
    Well I looked at the Arctic silver blurb and it seems to me illogical as the heat would spread over the metal of the cpu by conduction and the cooler needs max contact all over to take the heat away.
    The line will get spread out over the whole surface of the CPU package, if done properly. Worked absolutely fine for me on multiple occasions.

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    Re: Thermal paste

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur2 View Post
    I've always used my finger.....and why we are on the subject of AS, why not use methylated spirits for removing AS, you can drink and work at the same time.
    Don't use your finger for spreading TIM, your skin excretes oils that impede the effectiveness of the material as well as the uneven weave of your finger prints doesn't allow you to get the spread thin enough.
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    Re: Thermal paste

    I have always used an unneeded 'credit card' (or plastic card of the same variety) to spread thermal goop, and white spirit and a kitchen cloth to take it off.

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    Re: Thermal paste

    Quote Originally Posted by schmunk View Post
    I have always used an unneeded 'credit card' (or plastic card of the same variety) to spread thermal goop, and white spirit and a kitchen cloth to take it off.
    I've always used the credit card method as well. Though I use Akasa TIM remover to get it off.
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    Re: Thermal paste

    Spread for me. I used to use a thin plastic plant pot label for spreading but now I use a very thin knife. If you have to use fingers then put your hand into a plastic bag and spread. Once finished turn bag inside out and throw away.
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    Re: Thermal paste

    I think next time ill
    1-paint some on
    2-spead some more with my finger
    3-(grab second tube)
    4-place lines horizontal, vertical and diagonal
    5-place a blob on top for good measure ( like a Mr Whippy )
    6-force CPU cooler down as hard as posible
    7-clean excess off motherboard with Tim-clean

    actually the bag trick above is a damn good idea better than having a rag handy to wipe finger on.

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