Originally Posted by aznboy888
so just to make sure i've got it right...
first use alcohol to clean cpu and heatsink (scrape with things if it's too hard)
apply as5 (round rice size) on to cpu and firmly attach hs after i've checked that nothings on that tiny drop of as5.
Should spread out because of heatsink pressure
2-3C instant drop
wait 200Hours for it to (whats that word)
and i'm done?
The 200 hrs you want to be using the computer. Thats the time the paste takes to set up and its better if its constantly heated and cooled.