Thermal interface material (TIM) application guide

The thermal interface material (TIM), which’s usually featured either by a thermal pad or a thermal paste, is a very essential element in any CPU cooling system, as it works as a thermally-conductive medium that helps transferring heat between the CPU and the heat sink, and any sort of incorrect application can negatively affect the heat dissipation process and lead to a serious defect in the whole cooling system. For this reason it’s important to learn how to correctly apply TIM, whether it’s a pad or a paste.

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