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Old 01-28-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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I used a very slight amount of tuniq tx-2 on my i7 920 processor. By very thin I mean I can still make out the words on the processor slightly. Is there going to be a problem with my computer? Should I take the heatsink off now and re-do the thermal paste and make it thicker? help please. thanks
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:03 PM   #2
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That is plenty of paste. Now it will not be the best for the amount that you have used. Usually just enough so that you can't read the lettering on the chip is the right amount if you are going to be creating quite a bit of heat. Do not worry about it unless you are going to be cleaning out your computer anyways.
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thanks dixie. going to go with this amount and check the heat while under stress. I appreciate your input
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:19 PM   #4
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In case you want to re-apply maximum pc published a guide a few days ago:

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how..._thermal_paste
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