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Everyone posts back describing methods completely opposite from what the manufacturer reccomends. Do a very thin line down the middle of the cpu, then put the heatsink on and turn it both ways slightly. That is directly from the AS5 website.
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i have tried several methods, for me the method that actually works the best it to put a small dab right in the middle of the cpu, get a plastic bag, put your hand inside the baggy, and kinda smear the compound on the cpu. try to get the absolute thinest amount you can. this method works the best for me.
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post #13 of 22
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i have tried several methods, for me the method that actually works the best it to put a small dab right in the middle of the cpu, get a plastic bag, put your hand inside the baggy, and kinda smear the compound on the cpu. try to get the absolute thinest amount you can. this method works the best for me.
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post #14 of 22
If your using the center blob method which I have always found effective. Imagine a lentil approx 6mm in diameter & 1mm thick right in the middle of your CPU, as long as your surfaces are flat that should be fine.

You can always do a trial run if your not sure. After applying the thermal paste give the CPU cooler a slight twist from side to side to spread the grease around properly. Carefully remove the CPU cooler again and see how the thermal paste has spread. If you've not got quite enough on you'll know as the paste wont be spread fully across the CPU surface. Too much and it will be spreading onto the CPU locking cover which you can do without as its useless on there.

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that looks like more than a peas worth haha, but wicked of you to post a photo
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Whoa! That's alot >.>
 
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Is that a sarcastic image?

And in my opinion, a pea is way too much. Try half a pea, in the line application method.
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Wow, I could use less than that in my cars drive shaft bearings
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post #19 of 22
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Everyone posts back describing methods completely opposite from what the manufacturer reccomends. Do a very thin line down the middle of the cpu, then put the heatsink on and turn it both ways slightly. That is directly from the AS5 website.
thats what i said!
    
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post #20 of 22
Yeah that was sarcasm

I use about the amount in the below image, I just bring it a little closer to the edges.

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