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    Reading the instructions for AS5 on their website, they specifically caution against spreading the paste with one's finger claiming that the oils on one's skin may contaminate the surface and affect peformance. My question was whether anyone has had any experience applying TIM using the middle dot vs. the line method on the i7. I did pick up some shin etsu TIM off ebay (3x .6 g syringes for $9.50) that is supposed to be better than as5 and is non-conductive to boot. Just wanted to use my AS5 up before i cracked open the shin etsu. I think i have just enough AS5 left for one more installation...

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    Aslong as your hands are clean I can't see it affecting performance,wrap finger in clingfilm or spread with a piece of card if you want,I've always spread it with my bare finger I've never bothered with a drop or line method as it doesn't always spread it properly,atleast you know the whole cpu surface are is covered when you spread it yourself
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    When I tinted the cap and heatsink, I used a spare credit card per arctic silver's instructions. I then wiped both cap and heatsink clean with coffee filters. I heard that a plastic bag works well as a barrier if one is going to spread the TIM out with his/her finger. I had thought about picking up some nitrile gloves if not to protect my components from contamination while working with them, then to protect my hands from cuts and abrasions. The instructions for AS5 seem to stress the importance of creating a conductive area of TIM directly in relation to the actual cores as opposed to covering the whole cap. I have no electro-mechanical background, so I am unable to substantiate any of the claims being made about Arctic Silver, I just know what they say ; ).

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    Nice to hear the board is back and working, that was pretty quick especially since they had to fix it!

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    Apparently it was a quick fix. ; ) Unfortunately, since the other day I have been having some trouble with my Gigabyte GTX 480 SOC. The system booted fine, then a short while later the display went blank and entered into its power-saving state. I happened to notice that the power phase indicator on the card itself was unlit, which I thought was odd. So I powered down and attempted to reboot only to encounter no display. The mobo beeped indicating a successful POST, however. On subsequent reboot I encountered system shut down. I looked at the back of the board and think I identified a blown MOSFET. : ( I already got an RMA from GB so I should be sending the card back tomorrow. I can post some pics if anyone is interested.
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