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I am wondering how to correctly apply thermal paste between the cpu and heatsink. I own a Pentium 4 running at 89W and i need to know how much thermal paste to apply. I see some people put a small amount in the center whereas other people cover the whole cpu. Is there a correct way?
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1/2 rice grain size dot in the middle of the CPU and apply heatsink (unless you have a Direct touch heatsink, then a line on each part of the base of the CPU like this).


Edited by blupupher - 1/8/11 at 6:06pm
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There are many different ways to do it, from spreading it on the CPU thinly to "blobbing".

I, personally, have always put a small pea sized amount in the centre of the CPU, then when the heatsink is on it will spread itself due to the weight and heat.

It's how I've always done it, easy too.
    
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Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post
There are many different ways to do it, from spreading it on the CPU thinly to "blobbing".

I, personally, have always put a small pea sized amount in the centre of the CPU, then when the heatsink is on it will spread itself due to the weight and heat.

It's how I've always done it, easy too.


Those green things are peas.
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lol...great pic. Maybe people will stop calling it the "pea" method
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He meant SNOW PEA, geeze
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