Thermal paste question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by colormesilly, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I wanted to know if you put the thermal paste right between the processor and heat sink when installing a new processor?
     
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    Hrududu

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    Which computer?
     
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    adcx64

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    That's usually how it's done.....
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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

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    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).
     
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    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.
     
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    tom vilsack

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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    adcx64

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    Yes.
     

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