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Old 08-12-2011, 08:17 PM   #101
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I havent done it since and now i either use the line or pea method, in regards to which processor im using of course.
I'll do the Pea size dot method in the center for benchmarking low end cpu's that don't create lots of heat even OC'ed. Has been working ok, But found the spread method works best even still. I've found that the corners with the Dot method would have no paste at all and would be spewing out the sides onto the PCB. Perhaps I use too much, but I like coverage.

With a coupld of recent socket A cpu's (no IHS plate) I have no choice but to spread and cover the entire chip. If I don't the PC won't boot and the AN7 will throw an error code 99. If I twist the water block just ever so slightly, the board will post right up. That's how critical it is with that particular platform.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:40 PM   #102
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Speading TIM accross the whole CPU is the acception when the IHS is removed or if it never had one.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:00 PM   #103
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That's how the IHS plate is mounted, totally spread on the core. I tired the Dot method with some 6400+ once. I booted saw the temps, pulled the water block off, and spread. Temps dropped nearly 10c, but remember that chip is 125w stock and runs much hotter than any Phenom I've ever OC'ed. At 3.7ghz it took LN2 to get a post at nearly 1.7+v

Dot is good for like 89w and lower no matter what. That's on liquid. I don't use air cooling though
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:12 PM   #104
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A great video especially since they showed how different types of paste spread but at least now I know that i was right to use the "pea" method it spreads a lot better no air bubbles. My curiosity question is this... Some of the older GPU's had a curved top or werent %100 flat would it still work just as well ?
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:51 PM   #105
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Your absolutely right, instead of "spread'n the patee'".... i prefer to do the "dot/pea" method only if it has an IHS, w/o the IHS, spreading it across the whole cpu dye is the way to go.
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