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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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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2020/05/14 13:46:31 (permalink)
Small blob on the middle is not usually enough to cover the IHS, need to spread it manually or add maybe 5 dots if you talk about mainstream CPU. Manual spread is the most fool proof method.
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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2020/06/04 10:17:13 (permalink)
Problem is some thick pastes simply don't want to spread at all (Thermaright TFX I'm looking at you), and will stick to the applicator instead of the IHS.  For those, the diagonal intersecting X pattern from corner to corner is best so you don't waste paste that won't spread.  The 5 dots method is interesting also, may give identical results to the X method, possibly with a bit less paste used.
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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2020/06/04 11:01:28 (permalink)

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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2020/06/06 02:31:00 (permalink)
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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2020/08/20 10:39:55 (permalink)
I put this in another post , but should go here too....
 
I found this newly updated article - I enjoyed it.
 
https://www.wepc.com/how-to/correctly-apply-thermal-paste-cpu-gpu/

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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2021/04/28 06:41:15 (permalink)
neat stuff, ive always just done a manual spread.  Really the difference between pea sized and manual if any is so small when it comes to actual temperatures it doesnt make a difference.
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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2021/04/28 12:33:06 (permalink)
I used for many yrs spread myself work for me well so I keep doing it. Thanks for guide very good read.
I just read kinpin post. Hmm I am going fallow his advice next time I have reseat cpu.
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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2021/05/27 15:35:18 (permalink)
Thanks for all the work. I like to see informative post about things like this.
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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2021/06/01 12:46:48 (permalink)
I have always done between pea and rice-size drops, but i recently saw a few videos that manually spreading actually had a 3-4 degree difference... so i tried it on my 5900x.  I have yet to stress it, waiting on a video card to finish system.
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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2021/06/03 17:39:50 (permalink)

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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2021/06/05 09:49:24 (permalink)
I have gotten 3C+ better temperatures using the X than any other method, bizarrely, it's even better than two lines and much better than the pea.

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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2021/06/07 22:56:56 (permalink)
Those tests are amazing. I wish I'd thought of it. You just have to trust in the pea though.
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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2021/06/17 05:20:07 (permalink)
I always used the spread method but I will give X a try next time!
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Re:TIM Application Methods (Bandwidth Warning) 2021/08/29 14:07:49 (permalink)
the more important thing is to make sure that you have coverage over the actual chips under the ihs.
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