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Old Jun 11, 2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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Like it says - Joe SUMMARY: Anything but the "razor blade" works well.
Applying thermal grease to get a uniform pattern is an important part of getting the most out of CPU cooling. It used to be that the accepted method was to apply a thin coat using a razor blade of the edge of a credit card. Most performance thermal compounds in use today are lightly bulk loaded thin or wet compounds that spread easily, but a compound that has a bulk loading >90% will not spread using the razor blade technique.
Alternatives to the razor blade have included a number of patterns. To ascertain how effective these are, I applied thermal grease (Tuniq TX2) to a pane of glass and then clamped a second pane over it to simulate heatsink clamping to a CPU's IHS. It was baked for about ten minutes at 150ºC to accelerate spreading. I tried five different spreading schemes:
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After clamping and baking, the following pic shows how the grease patterns fared:






Of the other techniques, all of them will spread nicely over time. I think, however, the best method is to use any technique that starts with grease in the center of the IHS and spreads from there. Personally I believe the best technique is the "pea" approach - this concentrates grease over the hottest point of the IHS (the center) and spreads out uniformly from there. Any excess will be squeezed out.
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Forget the razor blade and go for the pea.
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Old Jun 11, 2009, 09:25 PM   #2
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They have instructions for this at some websites..
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I've always just spread an even, thin layer with a piece cut from an old bank card. It looks like it was painted on afterword and does a good job. I just don't like the idea of not spreading it evenly first
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My current method is a thin X across the entire processor, then a dot in the center of each divided quadrant. Seems to work well enough and doesn't use too much paste.
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Interesting.

Although, I've never used any of these myself. I just spread an even coat in a circular motion using my finger and have never had a CPU failure at all. In fact, the current E6700 I'm using is now 3 1/2 years old and has been in at least 8 different motherboards in that duration.

I figure the silicon compound I use is pliable enough the pressure of the components will squeeze any unevenness out of it in the process of tensioning the hold-down screws.

I've had it functioning at 3.2 GHz without any problem. Presently, it idles at 31C and has never gone above 58C under load.
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I recently just built and overclocked an i7 system and have reapplied my cooler 4 times with different AS5 application methods, the best results i got was when I

take some plastic fooil wrap, and wrap it around your finger, put a tiny bit of AS5 on your finger, and touch the processor over and over with it untill it's all covered, than smooth the thermal paste with your finger, by applying pressure and rubbing it from top to bottom, ( kinda like if you were lapping your heatsink, except this is done with your finger, you should end up with a layer of about 0.02mm the amount is so tiny you can almost see the metal behind the thermal paste, than apply the CPU make sure you use a bakplate and screws, none of the push pin BS, also put a washer or 2 between the mounting bracket and spring to get a bit more thightening force.

the amount of thermal compound you put on your heatsink/processor determines how well it will cool, thermal paste should only fill in the imperfections in the cpu and coller surfaces.
overall i used about as much as 1/2 of a rice grain.

obviously this method only works with flat surfaces, if you have a warped heatsink or processor, you should lap it, otherwise you will never achieve good thermal transfer

this method has dropped my prime95 under load temperatures by about 10 degrees

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The "razor blade" method is the only one that covered all of the CPU! The other methods have giant blank spots in the corners with NO thermal compound! So it looks like the thermal compound is thicker in the middle than it should be, and there's none on the corners. And those are the best method? I will keep placing a thin layer on the ENTIRE CPU thank you very much.
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The "razor blade" method is the only one that covered all of the CPU! The other methods have giant blank spots in the corners with NO thermal compound! So it looks like the thermal compound is thicker in the middle than it should be, and there's none on the corners. And those are the best method? I will keep placing a thin layer on the ENTIRE CPU thank you very much.
You are aware that the die isnt in the corners of the heat spreaders on the CPUs right?
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You are aware that the die isnt in the corners of the heat spreaders on the CPUs right?
True, but heat still wicks to the edges. Not putting compound over the entire surface will obviously reduce the surface area of dissipation/contact.

I've used many different methods, the best is to just spread the compound over the entire surface of the processor. How you do it doesn't really matter at all. And even if you use too much paste, it will still work more than good enough. It's better than not using enough. At best, you might get a couple of degrees cooler using the exact right amount of paste. If your system depends on 2 degrees to be stable, you've got bigger problems.
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True, but heat still wicks to the edges. Not putting compound over the entire surface will obviously reduce the surface area of dissipation/contact.

I've used many different methods, the best is to just spread the compound over the entire surface of the processor. How you do it doesn't really matter at all. And even if you use too much paste, it will still work more than good enough. It's better than not using enough. At best, you might get a couple of degrees cooler using the exact right amount of paste. If your system depends on 2 degrees to be stable, you've got bigger problems.
I agree.

Utilizing the entire surface area is preferable to just the center die, the heat dissipates through thermal contact, it's the same reasoning why people lap the TRUE and other heatsinks, with the TRUE they purposely manufactered the center contact area slightly bulged which works well in the majority of cases because it will guarantee good contact for the die area, but for absolute dissipation levels one needs the entirety of the available area to function at peak efficiency, chances are there are diminishing returns but it's not going to hurt anything either.
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True, but heat still wicks to the edges. Not putting compound over the entire surface will obviously reduce the surface area of dissipation/contact.

I've used many different methods, the best is to just spread the compound over the entire surface of the processor. How you do it doesn't really matter at all. And even if you use too much paste, it will still work more than good enough. It's better than not using enough. At best, you might get a couple of degrees cooler using the exact right amount of paste. If your system depends on 2 degrees to be stable, you've got bigger problems.
While this is true, Ive never been able to find any measurable difference having the entire spreader covered, or the area just around the core.

Take it as you will, I get great results using the pea method, and prechecking the dot after initial clamping force is applied. If there is too much, I'll wipe the paste off the heatsink and call it good. (Gets a good thin layer that way).
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If you don't get it squished to the edges doesn't that mean it's not making good contact there anyway?
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If you don't get it squished to the edges doesn't that mean it's not making good contact there anyway?
After clamping force and heat is applied 99% of the time, the paste will seep to the edges. That is, if it was applied properly.
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I've tried a dozen different ways, the biggest difference you can get is by lapping the CPU/HS. Otherwise I rarely see a drop in temp going from one method to another.

I prefer doing the credit card, or razor blade method. It gets a nice thin layer over the entire CPU, that way I know it's got a good contact.
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I have found a simplier solution


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...10&Tpk=ZM-STG1

Paint a bit on the CPU and on the heat sink. Spreading is easy and done, less mess than a credit card spread and ebtter coverage than a BB drop.
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I use the pea/rice grain method, it seems to work the best for me.

This test that they did is somewhat flawed though, the clamping method that they use does not have the same force as a real heatsink, and the paste will not spread as far as it normally would with a heatsink and it's more focused clamping force.
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Crisler's method sounds good. Generally I spread a layer as uniform and thin as I can without "tools" (cards, blades, a finger,...). About these I'm always afraid about dust added.

But the paste that uses to go out from the edges bothers me. So, after reading VW_Factor's opinion, I think that next time I'll spread a thin square layer in the center, leaving a frame without paste. This frame should get paste and, if it doesn't entirely, it shouldn't matter that much.
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I use method #4. Works great. You don't need it to cover the entire heatspreader since the die underneath is smaller.
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I like having air gaps in my thermal compound....



There is no simple way to spread the compound by hand and ensure there won't be air pockets. Use the pea method and feel safe.
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it depends on the type of CPU you have and then the type of heatsink you have HDT vs flat bottom.
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I've always spread it on with a razor. A thin coating over the entire surface. It's the way I started doing it and the way I've continued doing it because of habit. I've never had a problem and temps have always been fantastic with great overclocks. Given my modest 10 years of experience doing it the same way repeatedly, I see no reason to change my methods.
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on a flat bottom cooler I wouldnt see a problem with the razor method. with an HDT cooler you run into the problem of the grooves that you have to deal with.
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The arctic silver instructions haven't let me down yet. Pick your poison because the methods can change slightly depending on which type you use.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/instructions.htm
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I followed the instructions for HDT coolers here and got a good result. I assume the advice given for square- and round-base coolers is valid, as well.
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