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Old July 20, 2010, 06:38 AM
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inchworm for me,

I forget where exactly I read this, but have heard that the heat from a CPU starts in the middle of the chip and spreads (mostly) up and down. So I put a thin stripe in the middle up and down (leave room at the top and bottom for expansion of paste). Now, I may be wrong, but it works for me .
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Last edited by patpond; July 20, 2010 at 07:26 AM. Reason: left an important part out
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