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Old March 26, 2009, 10:05 AM
Jonwall Jonwall is offline
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Originally Posted by MacJunky View Post
I just got and tried this stuff last night so while I wait for it
Also, just ignore this stuff if you are using a heatsink that makes use of the stock AM2 retention bracket thingy. If you are using AM2 retention thingy just go get yourself some nice MX-2 or ASwhatever, IC Diamond will mostly only result in headaches and bad spreading for you due to it's properties and the angle that the HS is forced down at when you secure it.
Gotta agree with this one. My first attempt i took it off to do a remount, and it was smeared all towards one side (the one that you clip in second) so about one third of the cpu didnt even have any tim on it. Fairly certain this happened again the second time but i dont have enough left for a reapplication or any other tim to use after. If youre using an am2 system id recommend actually applying the tim close to the edge of the cpu on the side that will cause the heatsink to force it across to the other side. Hard to explain but i think most people with an am2 socket who try this stuff will know what i mean lol.
If i had some more tim id love to attempt the method myself but im all out, if anyone here has a heatsink that uses the am2 retention bracket and either hasnt applied the tim yet, or even better, has applied it in the center and has enough to apply it this way as a comparison id be interested.
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