1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 9, 2010 10:04 AM by sergios_intel

    Advice on installing i7-970 heatsink/fan


      I just received my new i7-970. It came with a large  heatsink and fan and a small syringe of thermal paste.

      My question is about installing the heatsink/fan. The Intel instructions specifically state to deposit the entire syringe-full of thermal paste on the cpu. This amounts to at least a cc of paste. This seems to be a lot more  than the "grain of rice" amount that I've seen suggested as the proper  amount to be used.

      Has anyone had any experience (good or bad) following these instructions?