Applying thermal paste to coolers with smaller contact area Tags: Heatsinks Cooling Thermal Compound CPUs Overclocking Last response: September 27, 2012 3:15 PM in Overclocking Share urbanmidnight September 27, 2012 10:57:24 AM Hi to everyone at Tomshw. Just a quick question. I recently bought a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro and noticed the contact area between cpu and cooler is a lot smaller than the cpu. Do i apply paste to the entire cpu as normal, or just apply to the contact area on cooler ? Thanks ! Adam. More about : applying thermal paste coolers smaller contact area Z1NONLY a c 78 à CPUs a b K Overclocking September 27, 2012 3:15:56 PM Just the contact area on the cooler. If the thermal paste isn't conducting heat betwent the the cpu and the cooler in a given area, you are better off without it in that area. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Applying thermal paste with direct contact heatsink Forum SolvedIs pre applied thermal paste on cpu coolers good enough Forum Temps after applying AS5 Thermal Paste to 6870 Stock cooler Forum SolvedCPU Thermal Paste required with pre-applied cooler? Forum SolvedDoes the AMD FX-6300 stock cooler have pre-applied thermal paste? Forum SolvedThermal paste re-applying. Forum SolvedIs there another way of applying thermal paste to the cpu than from the syringe? Forum Solvedshould i need to put thermal paste on cpu cooler with pre applied thermal paste? Forum SolvedThermal Paste- Instructions And Applying Forum SolvedJust put thermal paste on CPU cooler and installed it, but had to take it out again to fit ram. Should I clean and apply again Forum SolvedDoes the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO come with thermal paste pre-applied? Srry firdt time building a gaming pc. Forum SolvedApplying thermal paste. Forum Solved[CPU] Do you need to apply Thermal Paste between CPU and CPU cooler? Forum SolvedDo I need thermal paste if it's already pre-applied on the cooler? Forum SolvedCPU still running above 62 Celsius after applying thermal paste Forum SolvedSo, applying new thermal paste should be cake work, right? Forum SolvedHow long to wait after applying thermal paste? Forum SolvedAfter applying new thermal paste, computer will not boot up Forum SolvedApplying thermal paste Forum SolvedApplying thermal paste to laptop gpu Forum More resources Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !