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Thread: Thermal material on hsf? Should i take it off....




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    and put the goop stuff on it? If so,how do I take it off good? Will fingernail polish remover work?

    I got some circuitworks silver conductive grease goop....will that work? Or do i need some special stuff? Oh and how much should I use on the chip? How do I do it good ;)


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    Actually I use a plastic knife for removing the majority of it the the nail polish remover. ;)
    I havn't heard of Circuitworks silver conductive grease so I can't say but an Arctic product is good but just remember that silver products are electrically conductive also so make sure that none of it gets on circuits or bridges but Arctic Alumina seems to be the best stuff on the market now and it's not electrically conductive. :thumb:
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    Crap I got some generic stuff? Now im paranoid about using it as this will be the first processor ive ever installed. Any idea where i can find some of that stuff in the states?

    Oh and how much should I use on it? just cover the whole chip...how deep...does it matter if it oozes off the chip a lil bit? I dont even know if it will ooze Ive never seen it in action.

    Thanks

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    Well that stuff should be ok and just use enough to give the core a very thin coating. Check the pic out below and keep the paste inside the red square plus using a business or credit card will give ya an even spread. ;)
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    I just ordered two tubes of artic silver from umaxpc.com They were $8.75/tube. I am not sure if you can get it cheaper, but umax is a good company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick East
    Crap I got some generic stuff? Now im paranoid about using it as this will be the first processor ive ever installed. Any idea where i can find some of that stuff in the states?

    Oh and how much should I use on it? just cover the whole chip...how deep...does it matter if it oozes off the chip a lil bit? I dont even know if it will ooze Ive never seen it in action.

    Thanks
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    OH CRAP now i gotta take my hsf off and make sure i did not get any ASII all over.. doh!
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    Cut out a shim template with a playing cards, so that you trowel a playing card thickness of compound on to cpu. I usre the ye ol'e pinkie to apply, a razor knife to level, and a peice of scrap card to sweep excees on to & cut the exess off. Alcohol and Q-tips for any excess missed. AA & AS2 is worth about 4c', over regular compound. Center the hs ,on the shim, don't clip yet, remove hs and check for a good, neat foot print of compound on the hs, only enough to cover the chip. Touchup if necessary. Install hs and clip.

    There are other methods.....but thats one that works for me.

    ps- check hs manifactures recommendation for the proper shim on the cpu you are using. XP and Bird shimms differ. Orb's typically don't recommend shims.
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    Alumina ain't much cheaper than ASII. It comes in a much smaller tube, and it's supposed to be entry level, but per gram, it costs more than the ASII!
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