Thats what I've always used.
I've always wanted to try lapping...it looks so shiny.
I've lapped all my cpu's
Anyway, umm my vote goes for AS5. Although there are some others that are easier to apply in my own experience its still top tier. I have tried tx-4. Its pretty good too. Either would be fine in your case. The degree of difference shouldn't be a big issue if you're not overclocking a ton.
First you say;
Then you say;
Followed by this;
The reason that it's a messy process, is because too much material sticks to a credit card.
I told you how to do it; use a razor blade.
Beyond that, I don't see where I could be held responsibly for another's difficulties with neuro-muscular control, or superstitions.
A razor blade won't do any damage to the heat spreader when using it at an acute angle,spreading towards the acute angle. And the fineness of the razor's edge, gives the very thin coat of TIM that is desirable. If you stand there and dig the point in, that's just dumb, no excuses. In fact, a razor blade is actually stiffer than a credit card, hence you can produce a more even coating with it.
Let's recap, shall we? You say you make a mess with it (AS-5). I tell you how to do it, then you tell me how you do it, as though that's correct. At the end of the day I assume I'll be branded argumentative.
I've tried credit cards, they don';t work as well as a brand new single edge razor blade. They make a bigger mess. I like to keep a box of 100 around the house at all times. (Razor blades, not credit cards).
Channelling Charlie Sheen ?
Each to their own.
I said it was messy, not I make a mess with it, but thanks for your detailed analysis.
No need, been there, done that.
Hostile perhaps, IMO preferable to needy.
At least he didn't scold you for thinking its the material on a scratch off lottery ticket by using a coin to apply the thermal paste. Not that you did, but I know someone that mentioned the likeness between thermal paste and a lottery ticket.
Ya know, I suppose you could keep them shavins' and mix them with a little KY, in a "pinch". (Tip, don't use "KY Intense", unless you want the hardware monitors to go psycho). :rolleyes:
lmao I peed a little.
OCZ freeze always gives me good results.
I'm sure the ever important decision has finally been made, but I'll throw in my 2 bits for AS5.
Indeed! "Mr. Hamilton" has most likely, finally, left the building.