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TOO much thermal paste ? AMD x6 with Hyper 212 plus

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July 24, 2013 2:07:04 PM

I put the thermal paste in a line formation on the heat sink. After knocking it around I noticed that some paste was bleeding out of the gap, between the sink and cpu. Is it ok? I don't really want to redo it.

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July 24, 2013 2:11:26 PM

You probably applied too much thermal paste. You only need a dot the size of a grain of rice.
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July 24, 2013 2:13:02 PM

Sakkura said:
You probably applied too much thermal paste. You only need a dot the size of a grain of rice.


Do I need to redo it, is it ok?
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July 24, 2013 2:14:17 PM

Try to clean it up, or redo it. You don't want a messy job, do you?

I can't see anything bad happening but then again I don't know how bad it looks.
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July 24, 2013 2:16:03 PM

At the very least clean up the spillage. But I'd recommend redoing it.
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July 24, 2013 2:17:54 PM

UKImperium said:
Try to clean it up, or redo it. You don't want a messy job, do you?

I can't see anything bad happening but then again I don't know how bad it looks.


It doesn't look that bad, I cleaned some of it up on the sides. I wasn't sure if it would affect my temps. I just want it to OC:) 
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July 24, 2013 2:18:10 PM

js111410 said:
Do I need to redo it, is it ok?


To answer your question, you don't have to redo it, as long as you didn't put TOO MUCH paste on it, and as long as the heatsink is installed properly, sitting right on top of the cpu. A little bleeding out is okay, and many people do it by mistake. From my experience, I would rather have a little extra than little less paste.

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July 24, 2013 2:21:39 PM

goonbar79 said:
js111410 said:
Do I need to redo it, is it ok?


To answer your question, you don't have to redo it, as long as you didn't put TOO MUCH paste on it, and as long as the heatsink is installed properly, sitting right on top of the cpu. A little bleeding out is okay, and many people do it by mistake. From my experience, I would rather have a little extra than little less paste.




Thanks, I really hate messing with my pc hardware.
Like I said it was a small line across the cooler, other websites said it was the best:/
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July 24, 2013 2:24:55 PM

My experience with the 212+ is that the excess TIM will fill in the cracks between the heatpipes and some will leak out, I tried many different applications of TIM but found the best for this model was to put a VERY thin bead of TIM along each heatpipe where it contacts the CPU the excess fills in the gaps between pipes, This problem was addressed when CM released the 212 EVO. Anyway this way gave me the best results cooling my 1090T @4GHz 212+ with 2 140mm p/p.

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