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What is the optimum way to apply thermal paste scientifically I.e proven to give more cooling results? And how much paste too?
Go to the manufactor website of whoever made the thermal paste your trying to use. They will tell you how to apply it on a Intel E2160
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Ok one last thing what's an easy way to remove the grease already on my CPU and heatsink before starting?
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Use rubbing alcohol with the highest alcohol % you can find and rub the heatsink and processor with a q-tip dipped in the alcohol. Having both the heatsink and CPU surface clean is as important as your TIM application technique IMO.
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+1^

I'll use a microfiber cloth after to polish things off a bit.
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The posted instructions for AS5 work well. Manual spreading causes air bubbles and unnecessary work.

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Ok one last thing what's an easy way to remove the grease already on my CPU and heatsink before starting?
Use Isopropyl Alcohol with as high of an alcohol content as you can find (water = bad) and cotton balls. Use q-tips for the smaller spots.

EDIT: People beat me
Edited by EfemaN - 12/29/10 at 4:35pm
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Cool thanks for that!
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NEVER, EVER use the spread method. Don't spread it by yourself. Just no. I really don't understand why everyone keeps suggesting that method. Causes air-bubbles and that's a definite no-no.

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