When applying the paste, I have seen someone place a small plastic (ziploc) back over their index finger which allows them to smooth the paste around without worrying about scratching or getting the paste stuck on your finger. This would be the only way I would use my finger for this. If just the finger is used, you run the risk of getting oils on the CPU which could cause it to be damaged. cnet.com has a good video of how to do it.
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1/14/06 at 1:49am