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Old April 1, 2009, 04:07 PM
Jonwall Jonwall is offline
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Im assuming that some companies recommended grain of rice sized amounts because they were conductive, and if any came out the edges it may damage components. Also not sure of the effects on temps on say a older single core cpu vs a quadcore, im assuming more coverage will show a bigger difference on a quad but not too sure. I know my paste on the first time using slightly more than a pea size amount went over the edges a tiny bit but personally id rather have that than not have total coverage, which seems to have made a BIG difference in my temps.
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