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  1. Posts : 120
    Windows 10
       #11

    I have been going with a pea sized blob and spread it out. I probably worry too much about even coverage.
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  2. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       #12

    Hi,
    Personally I do the X but not near as large as in the op lol
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  3. Dude's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #13

    I use the X method too
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  4. RoadBlaster's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro V20h2
       #14

    I do it like a manufactuer would, which is use the spreader that normally comes with your paste to coat the whole surface I mean with an OEM heatsink they give you an evenly spread coat of paste so it covers the whole of the CPU you are using.

    All those other ways risk a non-even spreading coat of thermal paste unless you pull it back off then spread the missing bits !
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  5. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #15

    The main issue to watch for is not having airspaces which is why the pea size or pencil eraser size works and let the pressure of the heatsink when clamped down do the spreading, have never had a problem since getting hired in a shop in '94 and building computers on order.
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  6. Lance1's Avatar
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       #16

    Well my system is all back together and clean as a whistle. I went with the dot method and ran a AIDA64 stress test for 20 minutes and maxed at 41c. I ran the same test prior to applying the TM30 past and maxed at 52c. So yes it made a big difference. My TV system will get a cleanup to. This is my system temps at idle.
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  7. Vellaura's Avatar
    Posts : 278
    Windows 10
       #17

    Lance1 said:
    Well my system is all back together and clean as a whistle. I went with the dot method and ran a AIDA64 stress test for 20 minutes and maxed at 41c. I ran the same test prior to applying the TM30 past and maxed at 52c. So yes it made a big difference. My TV system will get a cleanup to. This is my system temps at idle.
    holy moly, what kind of cpu maxes at 41c.
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  8. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
    Posts : 2,492
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #18

    Vellaura said:
    holy moly, what kind of cpu maxes at 41c.

    "Noctua NH-D15 Premium Cooler with 2x NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans In A Push Pull Fan Configuration"
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  9. Vellaura's Avatar
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    Windows 10
       #19

    ignatzatsonic said:
    "Noctua NH-D15 Premium Cooler with 2x NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fans In A Push Pull Fan Configuration"
    ah, makes sense
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  10. ignatzatsonic's Avatar
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       #20

    Vellaura said:
    ah, makes sense
    Wonderful cooler, but the size of a farm animal's head.
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