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Old August 10, 2007, 11:32 PM
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read the instructions...you apply the ceramique to the heatsink and rub it in to tin the heatsink. then you wipe it off. this removes all but microscopic particles of the thermal compound on the heatsink. this is basically the same thing you do to a soldering iron...tin it by keeping a layer of solder on the tip at all times to promote heat transfer. the tinning of the heatsink with ceramique is the same idea.
I use that method myself, didnt know it was called "tinning" though. Learn something new everyday
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