Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75
I actually did know this, but it's still a great piece of advice. The problem is knowing how much you put on and whether or not it is too much.
Quote: Originally Posted by Ciara
Note: Arctic Silver is a pig to get off your fingers - (Nail Varnish Remover gets it off easy)
Ah, dirty hands don't bother me, and it wears off by the next day
I just apply a small amount (*) and spread it around evenly with my finger on both surfaces, not getting too close to the edges, and discard any excess on a tissue (wasteful, yes, the first few times, then you get the correct amount down pat).
You know you applied too much if there is any squeeze-out.
(*) the size of a lentil. That killed
me when I first read it in a post in this forum. Had to go in the kitchen and check to see what size a lentil is. Dog-damn if it wasn't a perfect description!
There was a discussion in another group a while back as to whether the stuff is toxic and whether you should touch it or wear gloves and such, but it was found that typical thermal paste is mostly a silcone caulking with some metallic powder like aluminum or silver in the better stuff, so as long as you don't eat it you are fine. No cheese puffs while assembling the motherboard!