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How would you guys suggets applying thermal compound?
On the rig I have been using right now(AMD) I used Artic Silver 5 and spreaded it out with my finger with a bin bag on the CPU. Or should I just put the Scythe Mugen2 heatsink on the thermal compound like this shown at 1:35:


I always used a peanut size of compound

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i usually put size of rice in middle of cpu works great for heatsink that has flat surface, if your heatsink has heatpipe contact you have to apply little different for best performance.
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Should I put my fans on like this?
    
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Should I put my fans on like this?
that's the way I have it, works perfect
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I would use the ArticSilver5 instructions. I would advise pre-tin first. They explain everything in detail here
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I personally let the heatsink spread the TIM as it seats. Any spreading will potentially result in trapped air. You just have to get a feel for how much to apply after you do it a few times.

The two-line method covers better than rice or pea in my experience. You just end up with a circle or oval with the latter.

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