Applying Thermal Greese to a newer Style CPU Tags: CPUs Style Silver Last response: November 12, 2006 11:52 PM in CPUs Share Rob423 November 12, 2006 10:59:06 PM Last time I built a setup i was using a Xp2800+ which had the small die in the center. now the 64 3700+ has that Silver plate on top. So do you just still put alittle in the center? or do you have to cover the entire silver top surface? thanks Rob. More about : applying thermal greese newer style cpu Rob423 November 12, 2006 11:06:57 PM yea that's what i figured.. what im saying is.. if you have a 1 inch by 1 inch cpu.. the entire 1" by 1" surface doesn't need to be coverd.. if i just put a dot in the center and let the HSF sqwash it down that will be good enough right? or do i need to put a big enough blob so that when the HSF does squeeze against it, it will cover the entire surface.. that's my main concern before i build. sirheck November 12, 2006 11:27:51 PM yeah dont do like i did, when i swapped my 3700 to an x2 4400. i smeard it a little thick, but then agian i was a little toasty at the time. Related resources How can i tell if thermal greese is on my heatsink - Forum Need help removing thermal greese - Forum Thermal Paste Removal/Installation Guide - Forum Thermal compound/ greese and stock cooler. - Forum How much thermal paste is too much / too little? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anonymous a b à CPUs November 12, 2006 11:36:02 PM The new AS5 directive for DC says to put a little drop and to move the heatsink a little before latching the HSF. I personally cover the whole heatspreader evenly with a plastic card. But either way should work fine. Remember that too much is like not enough =) Rob423 November 12, 2006 11:52:00 PM yea ok i just wanted to make sure because the old cpus' have teh Die Right in the middle which made it very easy for applying the thermal greese. Thanks for the replys i don't think i should have problem in the install. Thanks Rob. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumApplying thermal paste ForumApplying Thermal Compounds/Grease ForumQuestion: Applying artic silver 5? ForumHELP bit off a lil more then can chew(building a machine) ForumJust received my core i5 3470, is thermal paste pre applied ? ForumDo I need thermal paste/grease? ForumQuestion about thermal grease ForumNewer card not as good?! ForumOld CPU to an new motherboard? ForumUpgrading GPU, 2x 7900 GTX or newer better card? ForumReplacing Thermal Paste - Remove CPU from socket? ForumDid I damage my CPU with improper thermal paste installation? ForumMoving a CPU to another computer ForumBest Cpu cooler for ~40 ForumWeird CPU or memory problem More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !