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News Hardware 25 - What, no Tanks?

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. l3v1ck

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    Sweet! Downloading now.
     
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    Thanks guys.

    Tomorrows run along the canal will be a little more enjoyable now :)
     
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    You tested this PPSU in what...2008?
     
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    Great Podcast.

    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:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyXLu1Ms-q4

    Hope it helps everyone.
     
  6. Xir

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    I use the "credit-card" method for spreading a thin even film :D
    Old-fashion razor-blades work very well too just take the one from the heroin kit :D
     
  7. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    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.
     
  8. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    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...
     
  9. l3v1ck

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    Is there actually a release date for Bulldozer yet?
     
  10. Material

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    It's expected in September but AMD wont say anything official.
     
  11. John_T

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    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! :)
     
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    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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