Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 Jul 2011.
Sweet! Downloading now.
Tomorrows run along the canal will be a little more enjoyable now
You tested this PPSU in what...2008?
I've used for several times the Zalman STG-1, the brushy one, it was cool and very easy to apply but since I was running out of it, i've searched for new and better ones and came across the Arctic Silver 5. MX-2 I've used in my times of pc technician and it was alright. MX-3 just resembles mashed potatoes or even ciment due to its viscosity, just a no no. Have been using the clear film on the finger method because I believe it's the best when not using a proper brush but the video you talked about is quite good to explain to most of us which method is best.
The video you were talking about is this one, I believe:
Hope it helps everyone.
I use the "credit-card" method for spreading a thin even film
Old-fashion razor-blades work very well too just take the one from the heroin kit
Yep that's the one! I think what it shows is that some TIMs such as AS5, do require spreading as they are too thick for this to happen using the mounting pressure alone - personally I've had better results using AS5 spread using the finger method than I have grain of rice + mount pressure method. However, I'm much more in favour of using less viscous TIMs such as MX2 and using the cross method now.
i find some thermal goo benefits from being warmed up a little before application... a quick run under the hot tap usually does the trick... makes it easier to spread out...
Is there actually a release date for Bulldozer yet?
It's expected in September but AMD wont say anything official.
Yeah, that was good stuff re: the TIM spreading. I've always (for 10 years plus) scraped a tiny amount over with the film over finger method, then added a (half) grain of rice sized dot in the middle. I'll definitely be switching to the cross method after this.
I've used Arctic silver 5 for as long as I can remember as well - think I'll have to use one of these MX compounds next time...
I like learning stuff!
Though I agree the igp on Sandy Bridge is grossly inferior to the llano solution, I think it is disingenuous to suggest that it was after thought based on it not supporting DirectX11, which you incorrectly suggest is supported by most games.
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