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How to apply tim with hyper tx3

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a b K Overclocking
May 12, 2010 12:38:12 PM

Because the tx3 is a hdt cooler I can't figure out how to apply the thermalpaste.Should open areas between the heatpipes with as5 and then put a drop at the size of a rice grain?

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a b K Overclocking
May 13, 2010 2:57:38 AM

My CM hyper 212+ has a similar heatpipe arrangement to yours. I cleaned the CPU and base with rubbing alcohol using a coffee filter, then applied a haze of AS5 to the CPU and the HSF heatpipes, then applied a drop of 1/2 grain of rice to the center of the CPU. You do not have to fill in the areas between the heatpipes.
a b K Overclocking
May 13, 2010 8:14:02 AM

Thanks.I'll try it when my as5 gets delivered.
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a b K Overclocking
May 13, 2010 8:18:07 AM

I'm not English or American so could you tell me what do you mean by haze?Google translate says haze is fog.
May 13, 2010 2:35:38 PM

Just a very thin coating.
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