Applying Thermal Paste. The Correct Way?

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  1. Rancoor

    Rancoor Banned

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    Hey I just removed the stock cooler on my E6750, rubbed out the residual TIM thoruoghly with a cloth(no rubbing alcohol) cleaned up the dust on heatsink and fan and applied some Arctic Cooling MX-2 paste and put it back together again.

    Now I find theres no improvement in temps when running P95.
    Max load is about 62C same as it used to be. :(

    The way I applied the paste is how AC recommends it. Put a small blob on the middle of the CPU and put the HSF on without spreading it around, them slightly twist HSF this way and that before securing it.

    should I have sprread it beforehand?.

    how'd u guys do it?
    :)
     
  2. lepitius

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    I usually spread it out evenly with a plastic card and have always thought of it as pretty much the only good way to do it. I don't know why AC suggests otherwise.
     
  3. MrN

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    To avoid trapping air (microscopic bubbles).
     
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    Hmm, never thought of that. Good point, I'll try it out the next time I do it. :p
     

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