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Arctic Silver 5 + CM 212 + i5-2500K

Last response: in Overclocking
December 5, 2011 4:20:05 AM

I'm having a tough time figuring out what to do for the thermal paste pattern for the CM 212+ and the i5-2500K.

The Arctic Silver website says to use the vertical line method when applying paste for the i5-2500K. But I dont think that'll work so well if I'm using the CM 212+. Any ideas what method I should use when applying thermal paste?

a b K Overclocking
December 5, 2011 3:14:41 PM

I apply little cross lines (waffle pattern), and slide the heatsink around to spread the paste before tightening the heatsink wdown.
December 5, 2011 3:37:41 PM

the same one you use on any other CPU/heatsink combo? I just applied a small dot and spread it around with a tiny piece of cardboard. I get idle temperatures around 33C (21C ambient) with the fans (push/pull) set to 1k RPM.
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a c 197 K Overclocking
December 8, 2011 5:43:32 AM

I use this.

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December 17, 2011 11:07:47 PM

Best answer selected by Kazaam1.