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Old December 21, 2006, 05:14 PM
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Are you wondering about how to use the TIM or how to secure the heatsink?

If you're asking about the tim.... two schools of thought out there.....

Most popular is to use a smallish (grain of rice size) dab in the middle of the HSF and let the heatsink do the job of spreading it around.

Second method (what I use) is to use about the same amount, but then to spread it over the HSF yourself using a flat surface like a credit card. (I just use a plastic sandwich bag over my finger and spread it around as thin as possible).
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