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AS5 spread fail

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December 17, 2012 4:59:43 PM

As im RMAing my mobo i removed my heatsink to find out that this happened.
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I had applied it according to AS manual, i tinted first then applied a dot, it seems that my HSF is concave as hell... My temps were manageable though, Phenom II x4 960T @stock with 40c idle and 55-58 on full load, how do i prevent this from happening in the future?

Sorry for the large pics of phone camera quality :ange: 

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December 17, 2012 5:04:32 PM

Can't tell whats wrong other than there is a rectangle of paste in the middle.

Try explaining with words please.
December 17, 2012 5:05:55 PM

There is a huge blob of the paste in a line in the middle of the CPU, is that supposed to happen?
December 17, 2012 5:08:39 PM

Well if the HS is concave then yes, the best thing you can do is try to use less paste.
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