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How is the best way to apply thermal cream.

I have seen many posts and pics about how badly thermal cream has been applied so....
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i normally put a small drop, about the size of half a grain of long grain rice... on the chip, and the heatsink... and rub it in with my finger in a nitrile glove...

normally, if you can't read the etching on the top of the chip... you have too much...
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http://www.arcticsilver.com/ins_rout...2intelas5.html

Choose whatever cpu applies to you.

For a Intel Dual Core, like your E6600, it is applied with a line down the middle.


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wow,I have been using to much...eek!
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damn i been drowning mine compaired to wat u guys say. thanx
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I think it depends on the thermal paste. AS5 only requires a thin amount as above whereas for MX1 you need a blob - see here (PDF)
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I usually just put a small dot (little bigger than a BB , maybe same size {been ages since ive played with BBs }) but then drop the heatsink on and rub it around a little and tighten
    
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it has potential, but can leave glue on the CPU, hindering heat transfer.
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