The correct way of using the CPU thermal conductive silicone
1 First, high purity solvents such as high -purity amyl alcohol or acetone and lint-free cloth ( such as wiping the lens with the cloth ) to clean the surface of the CPU core and heatsink ( a fingerprint may be about 0.005 inches thick ) . Personally feel that this step can be omitted, as long as the surface clean and free of oil can.
2 Determine the area of the heat sink and the CPU contacts in the regional centers squeezed enough thermal grease .
3 with clean tools such as razor blades , credit cards or a clean knife edge thermal grease transferred to stir up a little corner of the CPU core ( such as places like the lower left corner ) . Just a small note on it, almost half a meter in size .
4 sets of fingers into the plastic bag , then rub with your fingers until the bottom of the heat sink thermal grease thermal grease evenly covered the entire area in contact with the CPU . You can use the clockwise and counterclockwise motion can guarantee thermal grease can fill the gaps and uneven places radiator bottom.
Note: Do not direct finger painting !
5 thermal grease with a lint-free cloth to wipe the bottom of the radiator , then you can see the bottom of the heat sink thermal grease coated with other regions where the color is not the same , indicating that the thermal grease evenly to fill the gap has been the base .
6 using a clean razor blades or other tools , starting from the corner of the CPU core , the thermal grease evenly painted the entire core . The more flat surfaces to be in contact , thermal grease needs thinner . For ordinary radiator underside , thermal grease thickness is about the thickness of a sheet of plain paper ( 0.003-0.005 inch ) , bright and smooth underside if the radiator , then the thermal grease can be as thin translucent.
7 Confirm heatsink base and CPU core surface debris, the radiator onto the CPU, this time only light pressure , can not move or shift radiator. Doing so may result in non-uniform thickness of thermal grease between the CPU and the heat sink .