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Thermal Compound & Cpu Question


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I just bought a Pentium 3 Tualatin 1.4ghz processor and applied Artic Silver 5 thermal compound to the cpu and heatsink. The Tualatin P3 does not have a small die, it has a IHS (Integrated heat spreader). I applied the compound to the entire heat spreader... Was this a bad choice?

I read artic silvers website after and found that they mention only placing the compound in the center of the heat spreader as a grain of rice size, ONLY IN THE CENTER NOT ENTIRE IHS AND EDGES, ETC.

I believe I used 3-4 rice grain sizes of compound and applied it all over the heat spreader. Hope this was'nt a bad choice or ends up with me having a dead cpu. I did make sure to smoothen it out as best as I could.
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if i were u i would re-apply it by putting a bb sized drop onto the cpu and doing the same to the heatsink.
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Why would you say that?

Am I risking something fatal happening to my cpu?

Edited by superstar, 07 August 2006 - 06:12 PM.

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if you apply to much thermal compound you could trap the heat on the cpu instead of making the heat disapate through the heatsink. If you think you applied to much re apply it. Just use enough to cover the surface of the heatsink that contacts with the cpu. And put one bb sized drop on the cpu itself.

Edited by Longhorns242, 08 August 2006 - 02:51 PM.

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i cleaned it all off. i did put too much. well i followed artic silvers instructions at there site, on how to apply my artic silver 5 compund, and all i did was place a rice grain size of the thermal compound on the middle of cpu heat spreader and put the heatsink on.

good?

Edited by superstar, 08 August 2006 - 02:54 PM.

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