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proper way of applying Thermal Compound to cpu?

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as topic states, whats the best/proper way of adding thermal compoud to the CPU ?
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Depends on your heat sink's base. TIM Applications, read through this.

Your's is flat right? A thick grain of rice-sized line right in the center of the cpu will do it. Some will say a pea-sized drop right in the center. Let the pressure of the sink being tightened down spread the TIM.
 
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i use a thin X pattern on miine. no issues
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This is a large rice grain:

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRKgq2uGwb4wgf1Tn9yZmkHEuImFRRc96zpnMLoh3UH5zAl1TX6

There is also the BB/dot method:

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Then there is the pea method:

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And line method:

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yeah, It would be for AMD 1090t <-> Corsair h70
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