LOL, well all I have to say is that if you put so much thermal grease on your CPU so that it oozes over the sides of the package and shorts it out, you're too stupid to own a PC and deserve to not have your warranty honored.
If you put a bit on one corner of the die and spread it across with a credit card or razor, it's more than sufficient. You just need a tiny bit, not half the tube. If the surface of the heatsink isn't smooth and you aren't in the mood to spend 30 minutes lapping it, do the same for it. Best thing is that you won't get "thermal pump"... ha that sounds mildly pornographic.
For those of you that do things correctly, isopropyl... or nail polish remover then an isopropyl bath will take care of things.
AMD has probably begun to look at the number and characteristics of their RMAs, not to mention the costs associated with them. If you bork your chip because you don't know how to OC, you should have to pay for a new CPU.
I applaud it, this isn't a european or korean subsidized corporation that doesn't have to worry about costs, they're in it to make money. AMD shouldn't have to pay for people's mistakes that don't know what they're doing.
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