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Applying Thermal Greese to a newer Style CPU

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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?


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.
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. :lol: 
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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 =)
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.