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Best way how to spread thermal compand on the XSPC Raystorm-Intel

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July 29, 2012 5:55:05 AM

Im going to use the i7 3770k with the XSPC raystorm aluminum bracket for intel. I was wounder how should i spread the thermal compound onto the cpu. I will be using the thermal paste that the XSPC raystorm came with.
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July 29, 2012 7:36:10 AM

just put a dab in the middle and put the cooler down, there is no need to spread it on 1155 cpu's
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July 29, 2012 6:08:24 PM

Pea sized, let the waterblock's weight spread the paste.
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July 29, 2012 10:40:06 PM

Best answer selected by spade9.
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a c 78 K Overclocking
July 29, 2012 10:45:32 PM

Oi, might want to also post up a build log of your rig so we can scoop out your parts :)  + watercooled hardware.
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July 30, 2012 1:34:27 PM

Pea sized amount of TIM is far too much...you really only want 1-2 grains of rice by volume.
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