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    Did I apply TOO much AS5 ?

    I applied a thin line to the CPU like the AS5 website says.

    Then I applied the same kind of thin line to the bottom of the TR 120 extreme.

    Is this too much ? Can too much hurt?

    I twisted the TR 120 a few degrees left and right as it was being mounted to make sure any air pockets were gone and to spread out the AS5 slightly.

    I'm not too concerned but just want to make sure I didn't goof up.

    TIA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morvak
    I applied a thin line to the CPU like the AS5 website says.

    Then I applied the same kind of thin line to the bottom of the TR 120 extreme.

    Is this too much ? Can too much hurt?

    I twisted the TR 120 a few degrees left and right as it was being mounted to make sure any air pockets were gone and to spread out the AS5 slightly.

    I'm not too concerned but just want to make sure I didn't goof up.

    TIA!
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    I did exactly what you did... I think we're ok
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    ya thats too much. i would take the hs off clean both surfaces and do the standard grain of plump rice in the center of the IHS.
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    put a grain size amount on the cpu wrap your fingertip with cling film and spread horizontally over the ihs then using a circular motion, spread the as5 all over the ihs until you have an even finish and no writings are visible, you should now be able to see a dull reflection on the surface and you are ready to fit the heatsink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oc1Kenube
    put a grain size amount on the cpu wrap your fingertip with cling film and spread horizontally over the ihs then using a circular motion, spread the as5 all over the ihs until you have an even finish and no writings are visible, you should now be able to see a dull reflection on the surface and you are ready to fit the heatsink.
    I have not heard of that method before, thats kind of strange....
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    Just put a rice grain size of AS5 in the center of IHS, and mount the heatsink. your done.

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    so i put too much i guess. what will happen with the way i did it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morvak
    so i put too much i guess. what will happen with the way i did it?
    Just higher temps....
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    let the heatsink do the work for you, it will find the imperfections that the arctic silver is there to help with

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    For a CPU with a IHS, just a Rice size spot in the middle of the IHS and do not spread. Put the HS on and twist slightly when tightening the HS.

    For non IHS, spread a thin, even layer over the core of the CPU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thideras
    I have not heard of that method before, thats kind of strange....
    That is the "Correct way to apply t.i.m" acording to Custom Pc magazine in this months issue, working good for me atm.

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    Just use JB Weld.



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    hmm... Now i'm thinking if I should take mine off, clean it and do the grain thing you guys mentioned....

    I just did what AS5 said (well plus I put AS5 on he HS heh)

    this will lower my temps eh?

    I still can't believe how so little does so much. Thats why I keep putting much lol
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    yeah i put too much on, goop gathered up on the sides of IHS and HS.

    doing the grain method. THANKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorseal
    hmm... Now i'm thinking if I should take mine off, clean it and do the grain thing you guys mentioned....

    I just did what AS5 said (well plus I put AS5 on he HS heh)

    this will lower my temps eh?

    I still can't believe how so little does so much. Thats why I keep putting much lol
    Yup, it should.
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    well, guess its time to take the computer apart once again! woohoo!
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