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Water cooling thermal paste.

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April 15, 2012 3:52:50 AM

Hi i just got Corsair H100 hydro cooler for my Intel I7 920 cpu, it comes with thermal paste already on it but it does not look enough for me. I will post some Pics please check it out and let me know if its enough or i have to add some(or clean it up and add)

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/Saikedo/IMAG04...
April 15, 2012 3:59:10 AM

I would say clean and replace with MX-4, AS5 or another paste of high quality.
if your going to spend 100$+ on a cooler you should use a decent paste as well.
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a b K Overclocking
April 15, 2012 4:53:26 AM

saikedo said:
Hi i just got Corsair H100 hydro cooler for my Intel I7 920 cpu, it comes with thermal paste already on it but it does not look enough for me. I will post some Pics please check it out and let me know if its enough or i have to add some(or clean it up and add)

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l616/Saikedo/IMAG04...


here is how I put paste (silver) on my blocks, first I place the processor on the block pins up, where the processor will be orientated on the block. draw a line on the block with a marker, and use painters tape to make a frame of the processor on the block, out of tape. put some paste in the center of the frame, and use a credit card to evenly spread the paste on the block, than remove the tape and install. gives you jest enough every time.
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April 15, 2012 5:25:09 AM

You can easily Google around for how to apply paste correctly.

The biggest mistake is TOO MUCH, not too little paste. Corsair, Arctic Cooling etc should have sites on how to apply.
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April 15, 2012 6:58:51 AM

prolimatech PK-! is a good top performing TIM, replace tim and reseat. The image looks like you took off the unit - then the rest of the stock TIM which is actually shinetsu is on the cpu.
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