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March 17, 2006 2:46:36 AM

Is the Dot method (a small dot and use the heat sink to spread it) better than using a more normal spreading method? I spread it on, but now I'm worried that I may have used a bit too much.

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March 17, 2006 9:03:16 AM

For personal experience, the "dot" way is the best.
March 19, 2006 4:35:52 PM

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Is the Dot method (a small dot and use the heat sink to spread it) better than using a more normal spreading method? I spread it on, but now I'm worried that I may have used a bit too much.


I like to spead with a razorblade. Seems most accurate to me.
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March 19, 2006 4:40:42 PM

That is a interesting question.

I even thought about it, after a couple of weeks using it.

depends on the size of the core, or if it is covered by that cap.

I think the dot, then dropping the HS on is the best method for cores with the cap over them. P4 or newer AMD.

I say that since its more concentrated above the core. Spreading it around may make the particals be spread out uneven.

Though, for the other cores without a cap, then you have to spread it over the core. Only thing bad is not having a thin layer, and it gushes over the edges when the HS is put on. So some heat get trapped on the sides of the core. To where on a cap, as long as it is centered right, should do the best job.
March 19, 2006 4:53:57 PM

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Is the Dot method (a small dot and use the heat sink to spread it) better than using a more normal spreading method? I spread it on, but now I'm worried that I may have used a bit too much.



If you have to use AS5 make sure you remove the thermal pad first.

If you have a thermal pad you do not really need AS5 - it might lower your temps by 1 or 2 degrees on a good day.

You can use a credit card to spread it around in a thin layer.
March 20, 2006 1:56:09 AM

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I use the dot method for all my heatsinks.
The problem is AS5 is so thick so you really have to push&twist the HSF down against the CPU until you can feel the 'grind'(metal touches metal).

BTW, do not use the grind method on a bare core chip! :lol: 
Yup, that's what I did. I probably could push it down a bit more, but it was pretty far down when I finaly got it.

temps were identical to before, but since it hasn't "set" yet, it should get better over the next few days.
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