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Old 14-03-17, 06:02 PM
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Application method of thermal compound.

Does the application method of thermal compound still matter?

I was looking for instructions for Ryzen at the Arctic website : http://www.arcticsilver.com/instructions.htm
To see what I'm rambling on about. Click on any of the 3 thermal compounds, and then on Intel or AMD and look at the column at the right.
BTW, there are no instructions for Ryzen yet.
( Pic of Ryzen die : https://www.google.com/search?q=Ryze...gC6uTwu9JC1BM: )

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Old 14-03-17, 06:11 PM
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Hey there, if you have a ryzen cpu then you are better off using the line method

[altough I don't think it matters that much, if the heatsink pushes on it the compound is going to spread out on it's own eventually]
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Old 14-03-17, 06:13 PM
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Can apply it with your finger if you want aslong as it does a good covering of the cpu. And yup im all tensed up ready for the but you need a pea, a line, a credit card smear, come at me :P
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I'm a spreader too. But I use cling wrap on my finger just in case, or an old credit card. I've always done it that way, never had an issue.
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Old 14-03-17, 06:59 PM
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Looking at the die, I was also thinking of the line in the middle application. But I do see the advantage of spreading.

I can't even remember anymore which method I used on my 6850K. I think it was a pea and than rotate the cooler left+right once before fastening.

Haven't got a Ryzen yet.

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I ordered the case for my new build earlier today (Anidees AI Crystal Cube) straight from Anidees. It's not in shops yet where I live.
Still undecided about Ryzen or (a low end) Naples for more PCI-e lanes to the CPU (not for gaming, no SLI, and no Crossfire, just more graphics cards. Three at the moment. Preferably four.).
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Old 17-03-17, 06:34 PM
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it makes little to no difference how its applied other than to little is bad
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Old 18-03-17, 03:04 AM
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I'm a spreader too. But I use cling wrap on my finger just in case, or an old credit card. I've always done it that way, never had an issue.
Ditto! I favour this method also. I've tried multiple methods but using the clingfilm (seran wrap) always gets the job done perfectly and most even across the die.
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Old 18-03-17, 04:28 AM
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I just use the pea method. Whenever I have had to remove the cooler the CPU is always fully covered with nothing falling over. Never had an issue.
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I'm going to (w)rap with my next build.
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I just use my finger, then clean finger. But yeah, oi been muck spreadin' for yeeeers oi 'ave.

Never had any issues.
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