how mcuh do i need?

  jesta 22:38 14 Apr 2006
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how much do i need to apply on the cpu?i have an athlon 64 x2 4400+ and the thermal compound is one of the ebuyer.com own branded ones, is that good enough if im not going to overclock?

cheers

  ed-0 22:44 14 Apr 2006

This may help. click here

  jesta 23:15 14 Apr 2006

yeah had a look at that but some people said that its better to have a thin layer of thermal compound on the whole surface of the cpu but other said a blob in the middle of the cpu will do. just wanted to know which technique everyone else uses on there athlon 64. how do you apply it on?

  hzhzhz 23:50 14 Apr 2006

Get a good quality paste and spread it thinly and evenly.

  hzhzhz 23:54 14 Apr 2006

--over the whole surface.

  Stuartli 23:59 14 Apr 2006

Will NOT do. In fact it is likely to be less efficient.

As hzhzhz says, as thinly and evenly as possible over the surface.

  Stuartli 00:00 15 Apr 2006

Now there's a first...:-))

  Stuartli 00:01 15 Apr 2006

The original should have read: >>a blob in the middle of the cpu will do>>

  jesta 00:04 15 Apr 2006

so i need something like artic silver? as the ebuyer own branded one is not good enough? also so a blob in the middle or a thin layer on the whole surface?

  Stuartli 00:07 15 Apr 2006

The e-Buyer version should be perfectly adequate if you apply it properly, but Artic Silver would be somewhat better although expensive.

I use a basic termal paste with an Athlon XP 3200+ and it's proved more than adequate.

  hzhzhz 00:11 15 Apr 2006

NO BLOB IN THE MIDDLE. Spread thinly and evenly over the whole surface. Your e-buyer paste will be ok as long as you are overclocking to the extreme.

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