QUOTE(hangover @ Jun 9 2011, 02:25 PM)
Thats the only reason i could think of but there is really no need, the paste will spread itself with pressure.
Like RoboChicken said, it's a real pain to spread, use too little and it won't cover the entire core, use too much and the layer may be too thick (too thick for my likings).
Sure, it will probably spread better with time, but I want good performance right away.
QUOTE(rigger66 @ Jun 9 2011, 05:01 PM)
Thats why I use MX-4 Best performance you can get
MX-4 is just about as good as AS5, IC 7, G751, OCZ Freeze or any other well known brand/enthusiast type of thermal paste, there's probably less than a 1C difference between the top 10 thermal pastes (Hence the different results in various tests, because applying the exact same amount/even layer, using exact same test methods (Ambient temp, load, pressure....etc) is pretty much impossible).
I must say that MX-4 is a lot easier to work with than IC 7 or G751 (Probably AS5 too).
Hell, I get good results using the cheapest aluminum oxide based paste (The cheap white stuff), but as an OC'er I want something better than good.This post has been edited by KILLorBE: Jun 9 2011, 05:20 PM