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URGENT: Is this enough thermal paste?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

As the title suggests, have I applied enough thermal paste?

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I went with a pea size on my r5 so maybe a bit more


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I'd of made it a little thicker. That looks roughly like a quick shot. The little separate splotch next to the main bit is also a definite no-no anyway. Could trap air pockets between them.


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2 minutes ago, jeffery7466 said:

As the title suggests, have I applied enough thermal paste?

 

In my opinion, perhaps about 1/2 that much more.  I usually aim for the size of a pea, or a cooked grain of rice.


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I'd say that's a little too little, just. Anyway, I'm so used to applying TIM for X99 CPUs, I probably put too much onto my 1700 so I'm probably not the best person to be recommending how much TIM you should be putting onto your CPU :P 


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I'd say more, these things can run hot so line method might work better than pea method


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yeah your gonna want more than that. Too much makes a mess, too little makes an overly toasty cpu


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Just now, 21rkosta said:

I'd say more, these things can run hot so line method might work better than pea method

>insert joke about Kabylake consuming more power and running hotter than a 8c16t CPU ;) 


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not enough, need more.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

now?

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Yea, that's better. Just make sure to gently twist the heatsink back and forth a few times when you set it on to spread the grease out evenly without lifting it back up to prevent air pockets.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you all for your help.

 

I guess I'll know if I've done a good job when I finish assembly and benchmark it! Please look out for my post!


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