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    The thermal grizzly kryonaut comes with a spreader/paddle but it's not very wide and to me is hard to get it a consistent even layer. I prefer using a credit card or drivers license, a nice thin even layer is what you want.

    Take your time with it and you'll be rewarded with good results.

    The 1 gram tube I posted should be enough to do your cpu 3 or 4 times.

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    Lot of misinformation in this thread

    This is a cryonaut

    and Chino uses this on his CPU?!
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    This guy doesn't do the line method very well, it's too thin. I do the line method myself since for me the pea method didn't always cover the IHS. So if any thing this video shows that not enough paste can reduce effectiveness, just my 2cent

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    I install only little on middle of CPU and that's it.

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    not to drag this on forever (and thank you all for the great replies) - but I have found a good video by a German overclocker ("The 8Auer") showing a few examples of applying the thermal paste. A bit old, but the physics are still the same I guess ...

    You can clearly see that apparently (probably depends also on the amount used) the pea size method may not always cover the CPU enclosure, while painting a crosshair seems to pretty much do the trick.

    Just found this very illustrative and useful.


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    Regarding the best way to apply the thermal paste a very helpful tutorial is the youtube-video named ''Acer Aspire 5738ZG Thermal Pad Replacement''. K5 PRO thermal paste is used in this video which is a very good option if you search for a good and cheap thermal paste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woelund View Post

    as I am new to building PCs (nowadays ... I remember replacing my 286 with a 386 back then ...) I would like to ask some advice on applying thermal paste during assembly of a new system:

    1) Is it OK to add "a bit more for safety" even if the past squeezes out underneath the block (for example, if I use a water cooling block) ? (In other words: is it a real problem if paste touches the outside of the CPU, or is this just an aesthetic problem ?)
    Honestly, this would depend largely on the type of paste you end up using, for the majority you can assume it's non-conductive BUT ultimately, you REALLY should check the products conductivity levels. If the manufacturer says their product IS NOT conductive, you can add as much as you like since it won't cause any physical harm.. but bare in mind that adding too much can cause heat to move to the wrong place. Making your thermal cooling less efficient.

    However IF you are using something conductive such as liquid metal alloy or "galinstan" as it's actually called. Then I would use a little as possible, you do not want it spilling out as it WILL short anything I comes into contact with. AND i would most certainly avoid any aluminium alloy block/heatsince, since the gallium in the product will attack the aluminium, leading to irreversible damage to the aluminium black, breaking it down, causing it to crumble.

    Quote Originally Posted by Woelund View Post
    2) Is there a technical reason to keep the paste as thin as possible ? Or would it be even beneficial to apply a thicker film (of course limited by the pressure the water block puts on the CPU) ?
    For normal grease/paste I prefer to draw an "X" covering the much of the center, stopping about 5mm short of the edges. This way, there's enough TIM to fill in any imperfections on either or both the HIS & heatsink/block.

    For my own systems, I only use Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut on custom cooling loops, mostly because conductonaut offers the best performance when it comes to thermal conductivity and my blocks are solid copper. However if I'm building a system for someone else, I'd prefer to use it's non-conductive sister, kryonaut. Lets just say it travels better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Woelund View Post
    I do not yet own a water cooling system but I saw in the advertisements that some blocks come with "thermal paste preapplied". Should I trust such setup or should I rather add extra paste before assembly, just to be safe ?
    There's nothing wrong with pre-applied TIM, whether you choose to use it is down to personal choice, though i wouldn't add any more since the manufactured has added enough for the purpose. Personally I like to use the same page throughout my system, so any pre-applied TIM will be removed or those blocks avoided.

    Quote Originally Posted by Woelund View Post
    3) Is it a problem to mix pastes ? Do I HAVE to clean the pre-applied paste before applying my own, if I wanted to do that ? Or can I mix the two without any issue ?
    I prefer not to mix TIMs since each brand or product performs differently.
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    apply the thermal paste so it feels good for you ))

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