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ok. i got an AMD fx-6200 that im running in an MSI 890GXM-G65. when i ordered the cpu i got a 40g tub of cooler master ice fusion. i have never used thermal paste before, this is my first CPU upgrade. got it all together, and my temps are all over the place with a water cooler. with the new FX CPUs should i smear this stuff to the edges or just the tiny dallop in the middle? all newer chips have IHS's anyway, correct?

also, i dont know what lapping is but have heard it mentioned quite a bit. what exactly is lapping?