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installing new heatsink


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domyue

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I have read the best method to put thermal paste on the cpu. Basically you take a little thermal paste and you rub it onto the new CPU - this make sure that all the minute and tiny gaps/pits on the cpu surface are filled with this paste. Best if you use a bit of cling film or clear plastic sheet to wrap the tip of your finger and use that finger to massage your cpu. (you know it deserves it!)
Anyway, after that, your cpu would have a slight shine on the top so you know that all the gaps are filled with the paste. Then you can apply another layer of the paste on. This is the proper layer and spread it evenly on with your finger in the same method aforementioned. Careful never to put too much, you cpu doesnt need that much and more risk is associated with the paste leaking off the side of the cpu (especially if it gets hot later).
Initially the paste will take some "running-in" time. As in it has to be cured. After 3-4 days of running the PC, only then will you get reliable readings for the cpu temperature as only then will the thermal paste be working optimumally.

I think that's the best method to install thermal grease - Hope that helps you!!

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i thought u only put the paste on the cpu core which is the lil square on the top of the cpu theres no gaps there
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The computer core is the only area that shoud be in contact with the heat sink.
But sink all these are man made the metal that covers the cpu core and the heat sink may be ever so silghtly wavy , bowed, warped, pitted, pourus or in some cases dimpled the use of either heat sink pad or thermal paste is recommended to provide with positve contace between the two surfaces. The affore mentioned products also contain materials that enhance the transferre of heat from one to the other which allows the cpu to release its heat and not burn up.





the tropics are mighty warm this time of year :tazz:
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but no one answered me paste only goes on the core right? then u put the heatsink on top
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YES paste only goes on the core the point of contact betweet the cpu and the heat sink




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you never know your limit until you exceed it :tazz: :) :)
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