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ohh

join:2011-07-16
San Jose, CA

luls almost forgot.. thermal paste..

what kind should i get and how much is the norm to put on? I hear just a little line down the middle of the chip is good. but i dunno. thanks!


archaned
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join:2003-06-18
Brooklyn, NY

i use artic silver 5. their site details how the apply it for different cpus.



Krisnatharok
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join:2009-02-11
Earth Orbit
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reply to ohh

Arctic Silver 5, just a little less than a pea drop in the center.



Gordo74
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join:2003-10-28
Monroeville, PA
reply to ohh

I use Arctic Silver Ceramique because the Silver needs reapplied every couple of years, whereas Ceramique doesn't have a lifetime.



Krisnatharok
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Good point. I find I am, for some reason, taking off my CPU cooler and reseating it, at least once every 12-18 months, so the stuff gets reapplied anyways.
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a2nxtcrav3r
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San Jose, CA
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reply to ohh

I was able to buy a dozen 6gram shin etsu x23-7921-5 for half off so got plenty of that. They are usually $7 per 3 grams.

I normally envision what a pea size would be and use about 2/3 or 3/5 on smaller CPU die sizes and a full pea size on x79 2011 chips
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