Originally Posted by lolhax
Nobody has any freaking clue how to apply thermal paste anymore. Epic fail -_-. The thermal paste is half the reason that it's so hot to begin with.
There really isn't any right or wrong way to apply it. I did a lot of testing on my Phenom, and it didn't matter if I spent 10 minutes making a perfect thin layer, or used two different types of paste mixed together (thick AS5 and thin/runny AS paint brush stuff) at random and glunked a huge gob of it on there, then used the paint brush to draw a smiley face on the darker AS5, the final resulting temps were exactly the same.