Vellaura and her PC Adventures - Configuring her new PC :D

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    Offhand, it looks like the single dot of thermal compound in your first pic was plenty.

    Temps out near the perimeter of the IHS are going to be lower by design and thus you don't need to agonize over some bare portions in that area.

    To each his own, but I've always used maybe a little less than I thought necessary.....my thinking being that the paste can always be re-applied after some test runs to evaluate temps.......and you avoid the anxiety of overflow onto sensitive areas after CPU heat and pressure from the cooler force the paste outward.

    But I can certainly understand your anxiety on a first attempt.

    Not sure what paste you used, but Arctic Silver used to have recommendations on its website for apply method (cross, dot, etc) depending on what CPU you have. But I suspect that level of detail is largely for the obsessive and well within the margin of error. Most likely within 3 or 4 degrees of each other and over-ridden by more mundane issues such as ambient temp or fan speed.

    Good job.
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       #42

    Ghot said:
    @Vellaura

    Here are some delidded (IHS removed), Intel CPUs. The Ryzen CPUs have between 1 and 4 of those teeny "actual CPUs"


    Attachment 326042




    Here's a Ryzen 9 5950X, delidded.


    Attachment 326043



    And a Ryzen 3600...


    Attachment 326046
    Honestly that's reassuring more then anything, in that I don't have to lose sleep over coverage when in reality not much to cover anyways :)

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    ignatzatsonic said:
    Offhand, it looks like the single dot of thermal compound in your first pic was plenty.

    Temps out near the perimeter of the IHS are going to be lower by design and thus you don't need to agonize over some bare portions in that area.

    To each his own, but I've always used maybe a little less than I thought necessary.....my thinking being that the paste can always be re-applied after some test runs to evaluate temps.......and you avoid the anxiety of overflow onto sensitive areas after CPU heat and pressure from the cooler force the paste outward.

    But I can certainly understand your anxiety on a first attempt.

    Not sure what paste you used, but Arctic Silver used to have recommendations on its website for apply method (cross, dot, etc) depending on what CPU you have. But I suspect that level of detail is largely for the obsessive and well within the margin of error. Most likely within 3 or 4 degrees of each other and over-ridden by more mundane issues such as ambient temp or fan speed.

    Good job.
    I used the cooler master paste that came with the cooler :). Yeah it's something you just need to get a feel for yourself, this little experiment gave me more peace of mind, which for someone like me is a lot more valuable then you would think.

    Thank you!

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    On a non build related topic, would anyone have any idea as to why my desktop will go black except the install window of a program during installation? It comes back and the desktop reloads with the icons coming back as well eventually, but it's still scary.

    Thanks :)
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