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colormesilly
Jun 24, 2011, 07:08 PM
I wanted to know if you put the thermal paste right between the processor and heat sink when installing a new processor?



Hrududu
Jun 24, 2011, 08:14 PM
Which computer?

adcx64
Jun 24, 2011, 09:04 PM
I wanted to know if you put the thermal paste right between the processor and heat sink when installing a new processor?

That's usually how it's done.....

AdrianK
Jun 25, 2011, 02:22 AM
I wanted to know if you put the thermal paste right between the processor and heat sink when installing a new processor?

Yes, but you only apply it to the CPU. There's tonnes of guides on this, just Google it.

colormesilly
Jun 26, 2011, 11:46 AM
here's a pic of a similar cpu:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Mac-PowerMac-Quicksilver-G4-733MHz-CPU-Processor-/270771543878?pt=CPUs&hash=item3f0b3ddf46

So I put the paste right on the processor?
Some guides were tricky, it seemed like you only put it on certain spots, and one even said to peal back a coating that's on the processor.

AlphaDogg
Jun 26, 2011, 11:49 AM
here's a pic of a similar cpu:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Mac-PowerMac-Quicksilver-G4-733MHz-CPU-Processor-/270771543878?pt=CPUs&hash=item3f0b3ddf46

So I put the paste right on the processor?
Some guides were tricky, it seemed like you only put it on certain spots, and one even said to peal back a coating that's on the processor.

You can't peel thermal paste... You can, however, peel thermal pads. Just put a grain of rice-sized dab of thermal paste on the processor. With a credit card, spread it out until you have a paper-thin layer of paste. If necessary, add more paste (in my experience, a lot sticks to the credit card).

adcx64
Jun 26, 2011, 12:00 PM
I usually just put a pea sized dot of paste down and then apply the heatsink, and the heatsink spreads the paste across the processor.

tom vilsack
Jun 26, 2011, 12:49 PM
my method:

apply a rice grain size to middle of cpu...get a plastic bag (i use a small clear one) use your index finger to lightly tap the paste to cover the entire top of the cpu...

colormesilly
Jun 27, 2011, 09:26 AM
Ok, cool... now I'm getting somewhere. So I should leave the thermal pad on? and just apply a small amount of paste and put the heatsink on and try to run it.

adcx64
Jun 27, 2011, 03:18 PM
Ok, cool... now I'm getting somewhere. So I should leave the thermal pad on? and just apply a small amount of paste and put the heatsink on and try to run it.

Yes.