What is the physical layout of the cores on the i5 3570k?

William Murphy

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I will be applying thermal paste and I want to know what the technique will be. If the cores are all in the middle then I would imagine that placing a single blob in the middle would be best.
 

$hawn

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i don't think it really matters:) mostly the cores are offset to one side to make space for the L3 cache, google search for die shots:)
I think the L3 cache also gives off considerable heat.....plus its always ON. Just put it on the center and spread it around :)
 

William Murphy

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I am reusing a heat spreader so there will be no per applied thermal paste.