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Best way to apply thermal paste for my i7 860

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Well i will be getting the noctua nh D14 and the paste that comes with it is very good from what i hear. So what will be the best way to apply the paste. I heard either a pea size(and then just let the heatsink spread it) or make an X shape on the processor are good ways.

Also i know you're not suppose to spread the compound yourself because of air bubbles forming or what not
    
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I just put a small amount on the center.

     
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ummmm.... this seems and interesting question, since I also have got a one, waiting for the whole upgrade to finish, so I will definitely benefit from this thread.

thanks, and please keep on .
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ummmm.... this seems and interesting question, since I also have got a one, waiting for the whole upgrade to finish, so I will definitely benefit from this thread.

thanks, and please keep on .
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