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CurrentlyPissed Jan 22, 2012 12:03 PM

Methods of Madness: Video On How to Apply Thermal Paste
 
Seen this video posted by the gentelmen quoted. Thought this might need a sticky.

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Originally Posted by BababooeyHTJ (Post 1336812477)



demo Jan 23, 2012 02:00 AM

keke smiley method ftw :)

badboy Jan 23, 2012 02:23 AM

every method sucks? :hmm:
How should we do it then? :bleh:

KAC Jan 23, 2012 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badboy (Post 1336818353)
every method sucks? :hmm:
How should we do it then? :bleh:

Bate on the proc and slap the sink on it. Jizz is a great conductor.. :bleh:

badboy Jan 23, 2012 02:57 AM

what about criss cross?

like this: X ?

Seyiji Jan 23, 2012 03:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by badboy (Post 1336818353)
every method sucks? :hmm:
How should we do it then? :bleh:

This!

They say the different methods but fail to say which one is best :nuts: :confused:

KAC Jan 23, 2012 04:34 AM

Honestly best method is the cross or 4 dots in the shape of diamond. Work very well for me :up:

caveman-jim Jan 23, 2012 08:01 AM

Check this thread http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33909656 and look under 'cooling'

CurrentlyPissed Jan 23, 2012 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by KickAssCop (Post 1336818397)
Honestly best method is the cross or 4 dots in the shape of diamond. Work very well for me :up:

I couid see excess running off on the ends. Don't know how that would work.

To me it looks like the dot method was the best solution. IMO.

CurrentlyPissed Jan 23, 2012 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by caveman-jim (Post 1336818493)
Check this thread http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33909656 and look under 'cooling'

TBH, most of that stuff is so out dated. I don't think I've ever checked that thread :p

caveman-jim Jan 23, 2012 10:30 AM

Feel free to add your own to it... like the video linked in your OP.

aviphysics Jan 23, 2012 01:36 PM

I like the sticky. It is a common thing I am sure people wonder about and the video shows the results of the different methods pretty clearly.

I do suspect that air bubbles introduced in the spread method probably work out over time. As the CPU gets hot and cools I believe the air will expand and push out. As the CPU cools the air pocket will drop in pressure and allow the thermal compound to move in. You can see this happen to airbubbles on screen protectors as they disappear over time. Would be cool to test this to see for sure.

demo Jan 23, 2012 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KickAssCop (Post 1336818397)
Honestly best method is the cross or 4 dots in the shape of diamond. Work very well for me :up:

Dont lie, you use the penis method. Or jizzwad method.

CyanBlues Jan 23, 2012 03:52 PM

also remember it depends on if your heatsink is a heatpipe direct contact one or not

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

{0}Salamander{0} Jan 23, 2012 05:24 PM

Guy I work with doesn't use anything at all.

I use butter.

KAC Jan 23, 2012 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by demo (Post 1336818959)
Dont lie, you use the penis method. Or jizzwad method.

I alternate between the two since jizz evaporates after a few days and makes the processor sticky.

aviphysics Jan 24, 2012 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by CyanBlues (Post 1336819060)
also remember it depends on if your heatsink is a heatpipe direct contact one or not

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

Isn't the direct contact fad over? Haven't seen one of them for quite a while.

BababooeyHTJ Jan 27, 2012 02:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aviphysics (Post 1336819989)
Isn't the direct contact fad over? Haven't seen one of them for quite a while.

I can only hope so. I would never buy a direct contact cooler. It looks like such a pita. Well, now I'm really fond of these little low cost liquid coolers like the H50 and H60.

caveman-jim Feb 1, 2012 10:23 PM

Direct Contact is much better than traditional method of a solid block (esp. a solid block of aluminum). I don't know why you consider it a PITA, it's no different to mount from any other cooler. Self contained liquid coolers are more of a pain to mount.

Korrigan Apr 23, 2014 12:21 PM

Best way to apply thermal paste for coolers with a smooth contact surface and avoid air "bubbles" is and has always been one pea sized drop in the center, and then apply the cooler. The pressure will spread the paste evenly.

Progression Apr 25, 2014 11:52 AM

The method I've been using a lot is to apply it with a plastic card (like a credit card). I spread it out evenly with the card then add a very, very small drop to the center for good measure.

TimothySpoic Sep 23, 2016 02:26 PM

Methods of Madness Video On How to Apply Thermal Paste
 
LOL, well been looking online since i posted this and people recommend isopropyl. Also been looking at some places and they say a thin line then just put hsf back on and twist. I do have another question, how long before you can boot up the pc after you apply the paste? im assuming since its paste right away so please correct me if im wrong.

Treeckcold57 Sep 23, 2016 10:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TimothySpoic (Post 1337900764)
LOL, well been looking online since i posted this and people recommend isopropyl. Also been looking at some places and they say a thin line then just put hsf back on and twist. I do have another question, how long before you can boot up the pc after you apply the paste? im assuming since its paste right away so please correct me if im wrong.

70% or 91% or 99.9% isopropyl alcohol should do it fine. I've used 70% one and just let it dry for a few minutes after clean up the old paste. You should boot up your pc after you apply the paste only if you install your CPU cooler correctly. It should be fine. I don't see any reason why should you wait before boot up after apply the paste.

Seyiji Sep 24, 2016 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Treeckcold57 (Post 1337900853)
70% or 91% or 99.9% isopropyl alcohol should do it fine. I've used 70% one and just let it dry for a few minutes after clean up the old paste. You should boot up your pc after you apply the paste only if you install your CPU cooler correctly. It should be fine. I don't see any reason why should you wait before boot up after apply the paste.

Trickle pickle ignore the spam bot. He took this reply from another forum thread on another forum from 2008

I reported it but there's only one mod of this forum so he probably hasn't seen the report yet.

Treeckcold57 Sep 24, 2016 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Seyiji (Post 1337900952)
Trickle pickle ignore the spam bot. He took this reply from another forum thread on another forum from 2008

I reported it but there's only one mod of this forum so he probably hasn't seen the report yet.

That's odd....why would he wants to ask for the answers when he already got some answers from the people over there? Zero sense to me...:nuts:

EDITED: Could be a spambot used a false person name, copied randomly someone's post and posted here?

Seyiji Sep 24, 2016 03:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Treeckcold57 (Post 1337900974)
That's odd....why would he wants to ask for the answers when he already got some answers from the people over there? Zero sense to me...:nuts:

EDITED: Could be a spambot used a false person name, copied randomly someone's post and posted here?

Didn't copy his name only his post the original poster in that thread from 2008 was named BOSSHOG.

Also don't underestimate the power of stupidity with people running spam bots.


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