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how do you properly apply thermal paste

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kewl

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Dec 19, 2000
how do you properly apply thermal paste. i bought artic silver paste and i want to know how to apply it for KEWLest effects!
 

Daniel ~

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Dec 16, 2000
Location
Seattle Wa.
Place your thumb and for finger around the shaft of the syringe plunger to prevent OVER injection of the A.S.then inject a very small drop on to your cpu. after wiping it with alcohol. Then use a flat wooden tooth pick, (don't use your finger,to greasy).to smooth to a very thin layer. Good Luck!
 

Tim-

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Dec 18, 2000
Location
North Carolina
I prefer to place a small amount on the cpu die, and then place the heatsink in place and press it down and move it around slightly.to displace the excess. If it isn't VERY thin, I will wipe the heatsink and press it down again. You want a very thin, almost transparent layer. If it is still bright white after it is spread(assuming white grease) it is too thick.
 

dimmreaper

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Dec 16, 2000
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home
Use a hammer ;)

[1]*that's a joke, I would not seriously recommend using a hammer*

I find it best to use a little, then gently drag the rest off with a razor blade tipped back like so / moving this way >>>.[/1]