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Thermal paste question

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    I wanted to know if you put the thermal paste right between the processor and heat sink when installing a new processor?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Which computer?
  3. macrumors 65816


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

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

  6. macrumors 68040


    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).
  7. macrumors 65816


    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.
  8. macrumors 68000

    tom vilsack

    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...
  9. macrumors newbie

    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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