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Applying thermal paste to coolers with smaller contact area

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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.
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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.
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