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Applying tim. Which method do you use?

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Found this neat video. I always used the credit card method lol.

Seems that isnt the best way:blush:



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depends on the tim mate :P I've reseated your GPU block and dropped temps 5c XD

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Lol. Which method did you use on the gpu block? I used the dredit card method on it and all my blocks:blush:

Cba to take them all off and redo them though:D

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just a pea sized dob in the middle does it fine. replaced tim pads too :P

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Lol, i did put the tim pads on right though :D

I always thought it best to cover entire chip, now i know!

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I would never spread TIM any more - after I lapped my QX9650 I learned just how uneven cPU's are - by spreading flat you risk an uneven mount - it's better to let the block spread the tim so it's true even between surfaces

dot or line across the cores - even lay block on top - apply light pressure and rotate 45-90 degrees in each direction and return to normal mounting position and then screw in / push pins through at diagonals

Some chips benifit from X technique but really it depends... (Cpu's I prefer line technique across the cores as it's better - different rotation for different cores)

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http://benchmarkrevi...d=150&Itemid=62

Read the relevant pages of this.
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i always do the pea sized dot in the middle and i get best out of that, i did do the line with my old Q9550 and the dot in the middle was best when i found my EK HF under performing, im sure some of you remember that post about my water block underperforming by 5 to 10c and couldn't understand it and also the line was spreading very it just fell to the bottom off the cpu but now i use the dot in the middle and now i get perfect results almost every time.


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Gonna re-seat my cpu block soon and see if it makes any difference. I'll try the x method :)

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How were your results?

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I didnt bother reseating it lol. Tbh my temps are fine, but i will change my method though when i get a new block, but this builds taking forever i just want it finished. Sick of stuff lying around and not having a finished rig!

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i have always done the pea sized dot in centre of cpu (more like half a grain of rice), then when seating the block i just give it a few turns left and right applying even pressure across the block, then tighten it down,
i've always found this method produces the most consistent temps + it's quick and simple especially if your constantly swapping out cpu's.
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I use Liquid Metal Pads but I'm not even sure I've done that right!

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Bit worried about saying this but i always used to just put a bit of paste (-1mm)at the end of the syringe and then just dab it over the CPU till there was a almost see thro film on it, looked like an iced cake before its smoothed, but looking at that i too have been wrong all this time, while i think of it, the small hole in the bottom left of the cpu should one fill this hole with paste or leave it empty and let it spread were it does? dont ask dont know :)

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Bigger lump in the middle, small dots towards the outside. Block always gets twisted a bit during installation and the heat spreads the TIM :)




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