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AMD Athlon Stock Cooler any good?

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64


    Thanks, i will just use the one that comes with the cooler then. What is the best way of applying thermal paste? Ive seen the DOT method, X method and Line method. Which do you recommend?

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  2. #12


    "Dot" method works best for very flat and shiny surfaces but can be tricky to apply just right amount. Almost same goes for the "X" method. but not as critical. All of them work just fine if you manage to put right amount but I prefer to do it with a credit card to smear thin layer. Too much paste could be just as bad as too little, by doing it with "credit card" method you can control it much better. just leave couple of mm inside top surface so that paste won't spill over the edges when pressure is applied.
    Even if all the components are brand new, clean both surfaces with alcohol and cotton swab and try not to touch them with bare fingers.
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