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Geoff

One thing I noticed is when I pulled off my AMD HSF, the parafin had melted
and there was a thin but even covering over the top of the AMD (an AMD
3400).

The directions for AS5 say to use half the size of a BB in the center (AMD
X2 4400).

Why is that better then applying a very thin (I mean THIN) coat over the top
of the CPU?

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SteveH

Geoff said:
One thing I noticed is when I pulled off my AMD HSF, the parafin had
melted and there was a thin but even covering over the top of the AMD (an
AMD 3400).
Not entirely sure that TIM material is paraffin.
The directions for AS5 say to use half the size of a BB in the center (AMD
X2 4400).

Why is that better then applying a very thin (I mean THIN) coat over the
top of the CPU?
Not with you there. There is no need to be exact, it makes next to no
measureable difference. Personally I put a thin coating on the cpu and
spread it with an old credit card.
I then put a small amount on the bottom of the HSF, spread it over and then
rub most of it off with a piece of kitchen paper - works for me. But I never
fuss about the exact size of the bead of AS, just don't use a lot.

SteveH
 
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Ed Medlin

SteveH said:
Not entirely sure that TIM material is paraffin.

Not with you there. There is no need to be exact, it makes next to no
measureable difference. Personally I put a thin coating on the cpu and
spread it with an old credit card.
I then put a small amount on the bottom of the HSF, spread it over and
then rub most of it off with a piece of kitchen paper - works for me. But
I never fuss about the exact size of the bead of AS, just don't use a lot.

SteveH
Exactly what I have done with about any thermal paste product. AS has never
been much better than any other thermal paste in my experience. At best, it
may have gotten a degree C or two cooler.......but I am not even sure of
that. The main reason I use it now is that my local 'puter shop gives me a
tube of AS5 about anytime I purchase something from them. If it is
free....what the hell. I have found that the cheap Radio Shack thermal
compound is just about as good. Even easier because the stuff will wash off
your hands.....:) Today's newer processors don't run nearly as hot as the
last generation from Intel or AMD so a degree or two.....even -5deg C is not
going to matter a whole lot.

Ed

Ed
 
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Shep©

Exactly what I have done with about any thermal paste product. AS has never
been much better than any other thermal paste in my experience. At best, it
may have gotten a degree C or two cooler.......but I am not even sure of
that. The main reason I use it now is that my local 'puter shop gives me a
tube of AS5 about anytime I purchase something from them. If it is
free....what the hell. I have found that the cheap Radio Shack thermal
compound is just about as good. Even easier because the stuff will wash off
your hands.....:) Today's newer processors don't run nearly as hot as the
last generation from Intel or AMD so a degree or two.....even -5deg C is not
going to matter a whole lot.

Ed

Ed
Ditto :)
 

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