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I've found the plastic bag method mentioned above extremely time consuming, but it did yield the best temps for me down here in the desert.
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I just squeeze about a grain out with the regular tube. Someone posted a FAQ I think where they put a mechanical pencil top on the end to get a finer line. I found the regular set-up was sufficient to getting a small line.

Keep in mind you don't need much. You don't want the whole processor covered because the pressure would not spread the paste out thin enough. What you are going for is the correct thinness, not complete coverage. Since the processor and heatsink are flat the paste does not have to reach the edge to keep them separate.
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