AMD CPU ap­pli­ca­tion Dis­claimer:

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We have used an In­tel CPU to rep­re­sent the ther­mal paste ap­pli­ca­tion of an AMD pro­ces­sor. We have cho­sen the In­tel CPU to sim­ply il­lus­trate the pea-dot method.

The AMD CPUs gen­er­ally have a square die un­der the IHS, whereby a more cir­cu­lar and round ther­mal paste ap­pli­ca­tion is pre­ferred over the oval and rec­tan­gu­lar shaped ther­mal paste ap­pli­ca­tion. Through our ex­pe­ri­ence (and with cor­rectly ap­plied ther­mal paste), we found AMD pro­ces­sors to have an even spread of tem­per­a­ture through their CPU cores.

In or­der to achieve the best re­sults on an AMD pro­ces­sor, you’ll want to ap­ply the pea-dot method (also known as the mid­dle-dot method). In or­der to achieve the best re­sults, care­fully push on the sy­ringe of your ther­mal paste and put a small pea-sized dot at the cen­tre of your pro­ces­sor. This will en­sure the CPU heatsink will have an even ther­mal paste ap­pli­ca­tion.

Once you’ve ap­plied a small pea-dot on your pro­ces­sor, you can pro­ceed to in­stalling your CPU cooler. As an ob­ser­va­tion, you’ll no­tice the ther­mal paste ap­pli­ca­tion pic­tured has very small amount of bub­bles present. This is the re­sult of un­even pres­sure of our plas­tic part used as a stand-in for the real CPU cooler. In real­ity, when ap­ply­ing the CPU cooler, you will not ex­pe­ri­ence any ad­di­tional air pock­ets.

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