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  1. #1
    May 2001
    Baltimore, MD USA

    Question Amount of thermal grease on Northbridge

    I replaced the stock HS on the Northbridge with a BlueOrb. I noticed the thermal paste already on the HS was white and there was A LOT of it. This is the 3rd K7 Master I've done this too and they all have a thick coat. I had expected to see a thin coat (like I did with my CPU and a thin coat of Arctic Silver II).

    Does anyone know if the large amount of thermal grease is because the type of thermal grease, or maybe that the HS is only held on by pins and therefore is not tight? Or maybe because the Northbridge is a pretty large surface area?

    Bascially I want to know how much Arctic Silver II to put on the Northbridge before I "schtick" my BlueOrb on it.

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  2. #2
    Aug 2000


    The large amount is because it is just slapped on in production as that is easier (and therefore cheaper) than applying it properly, which takes time. You should still apply a thin layer of AS before Blorbing.


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