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Old December 5, 2017, 08:33 PM
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To clarify a bit, in my previous post I was referring to the actual interface between the CPU's IHS or the GPU chip itself, and the heatsink. You want as much metal to metal, or metal to sand as possible. In the case of the GPU chip, you can certainly improve thermals by extending the contact patch, because any old paste is hundreds of times more thermally conductive than air. There may be some small gains by smearing paste around a CPU carrier also, but most of us don't want that mess. Ultimately the paste is there to exclude air which is a poor heat conductor. At the relatively smooth interface between CPU or GPU and the heat sink we need a tiny amount of thermal paste.

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yes enough paste to smear whole surface without gobbling
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To clarify a bit, in my previous post I was referring to the actual interface between the CPU's IHS or the GPU chip itself, and the heatsink. You want as much metal to metal, or metal to sand as possible. In the case of the GPU chip, you can certainly improve thermals by extending the contact patch, because any old paste is hundreds of times more thermally conductive than air. There may be some small gains by smearing paste around a CPU carrier also, but most of us don't want that mess. Ultimately the paste is there to exclude air which is a poor heat conductor. At the relatively smooth interface between CPU or GPU and the heat sink we need a tiny amount of thermal paste.
It certainly isnt rocket science get that goop oin there and lets get going already Cross method...line method...pea method...its all good!
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You forgot the "thin spread" method!
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You forgot the "thin spread" method!
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I used to spread using the finger-wrapped-in-cellophane method, but over the last few years have just gone with the (small) pea sized dot in the middle.

edit: and no.... neither a BB nor a Moores card fits the bill IMO.... for true irony, it needs to be the CC card you maxed out buying that MB and CPU....... ;)
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I plan to learn to read entire threads before commenting some day. It's on my bucket list.
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I'll use my NCIX Advantage Rewards card so it is good for something at least.
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