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Thermal Paste Help Please

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Just0, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. Just0

    Just0 Thread Starter

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    Well I Just Purchased A 3.0 Prescott CPU and well the thing is im kind of new on the thermal paste...

    Please someone give me some tips on applying it...do i put the whole tube???

    and like please i seriously dont know..thanks guys


    Just0
     
  2. GripS

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    No you do not use the whole tube. A small amount in the center is all you need. When you mount the HSF it will spread it out.

    Scroll down towards the bottom of this page for instructions on applying thermal paste to 'lidded' processors(which is what you have).http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_silver_instructions.htm
     
  3. Just0

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    wow great thanks alot...wow im so stupid on my old 2.4 i used a whole tube and it was everywhere on my motherboard...lol ...is it ok if thermal paste is on the motherboard?
     
  4. XP-1800

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    Not a good idea to get the thermal paste on your motherboard.
    You only need a small blob about the size of a grain of rice...............for an example of how to apply it, go the the Artic Silver site as it will show you how to apply the stuff there..
     
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    You can use 99% isopropyl alcohol to clean it up. Too much thermal compound is as bad as none.
     
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