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Any idea how much I should put? Like a picture if possible so I don't mess it up.

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Should I spread the paste with plastic bag or something
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I use the same method for both CPUs and GPUs as skinneelabs shows in this video:

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The entire thing? Should I use credit card to do it or smith like that
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The entire thing? Should I use credit card to do it or smith like that
if you can find a piece of plastic from a package, that works the best. credit cards are a bit big, but if it's all you have then it's fine.
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Isn't that too much paste rofl
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This is the method I use. It's recommended for arctic silver 5.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appm..._line_v1.1.pdf
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Isn't that too much paste rofl
No. You use the plastic or credit card to create a very thin and even layer across the processor. This is the best way to ensure a very thin and even layer is applied.
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No. You use the plastic or credit card to create a very thin and even layer across the processor. This is the best way to ensure a very thin and even layer is applied.
Yes, but the CPU die under the IHS is not as big as the heatspreader itself, so you're just wasting paste.
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I always put a dot and let preasure spread the paste. I have seen videos on youtube where spreading lets in air bubbles.
    
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