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Arctic Silver 5 on Coolermaster 212 (exposed heat pipes)

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Last response: in Overclocking
October 7, 2009 12:12:14 PM

Hi, I just installed my Coolermaster 212 on my i5-750. I applied AS5 according to the AS website's instructions, by doing a thin line across the processor, perpendicular crossing the 4 copper pipes.

Now I googled it up, and some people say you should spread some grease first along the sides of the exposed pipes because there's a small gap? It's contradictory to the AS5 instructions because that tutorial says always apply grease to the processor and never to the heatsink.

Should I redo it? Also come to think of it maybe I put too much, my line was way fatter than pictured. I don't see it leaking out the sides or anything. Also I may have knocked the fins a few times with the back of my hand while I was plugging in other parts. Kinda hard once actually, cause I had to yank out a power cable. Do you think that would introduce air bubbles in between?

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October 7, 2009 12:37:02 PM

Thanks. I guess I found the exact same site. Time to reapply =(
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October 10, 2009 1:45:04 AM

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October 10, 2009 3:05:33 AM

What is wrong with AS5?