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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2018/10/29 19:57:38 (permalink)
Well I think got about looks like that same awesome seat again..shave the bottom of the Lid a bit. and same stuff dot in the middle and moderate/high mounting pressure. Looks Great like on actual water again. Been awhile since seen some 24c idles...and yeah not wanting to go over 62c much...looks like some actual water **** man lol
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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2018/10/29 23:48:03 (permalink)
Heres a more in depth analysis of all the TIM methods with how much air bubbles per method on clear plates etc....
 
https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Thermal-Paste-Application-Techniques-170/  
 
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/what-is-the-best-way-to-apply-thermal-grease-part-1/11/ 

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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2019/04/22 18:22:14 (permalink)
Any of you peeps tried after market TIM on the corsair AIO and seen any improvement over the corsair paste they use ?

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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2020/01/18 01:12:39 (permalink)
Nice post. Definitely don't overthink it. In the 20 years I have been overclocking, pea size blob in the center and usually let the pressure/contact of the cooler spread it out always worked the best for me. On LN2, the tim application is very critical actually. Get it wrong with a bad uneven spread and you get cracks and huge temp deltas and poor Ln2 overclocking. Sometimes I will flatten it out with grease spoon to a small centered square prior to mounting the pot and sometimes I will just cover the whole IHS with thin layer but that's wasteful and unnecessary IMO.
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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2020/01/20 17:49:18 (permalink)
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Nice post. Definitely don't overthink it. In the 20 years I have been overclocking, pea size blob in the center and usually let the pressure/contact of the cooler spread it out always worked the best for me. On LN2, the tim application is very critical actually. Get it wrong with a bad uneven spread and you get cracks and huge temp deltas and poor Ln2 overclocking. Sometimes I will flatten it out with grease spoon to a small centered square prior to mounting the pot and sometimes I will just cover the whole IHS with thin layer but that's wasteful and unnecessary IMO.




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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2020/02/04 20:56:34 (permalink)
While the pea size blob and line method cover the important heat generating areas, the ideal application would have an even spread across the entire surface... I've been using the spread method for years to achieve this...  You just have to make sure it's thin, and you don't just drop the heat sink straight down to capture the air bubbles... You set it slowly down at an angle and slowly press it on so any air is removed (Hope that makes sense).. And then once it's seated before tightening, you twist it a little bit back and forth to make sure you got a good spread....   This has absolutely been the best method for me... Then you know you have the perfect amount...  Each to their own I guess...  Every single time I've seem someone trying to disprove the spread method, they aren't doing it correctly so of course it isn't going to be as good.....

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