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After market GPU cooler install. To spread or not to spread

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So i bought the Thermalright Shaman for my gtx 570 because I was overclocking it and I was wondering if I should spread or not? I have the gelid gc-extreme which is thin so for cpu cooler install i did the pea method and did not spread but I was wondering if i should do the same for gpu.
    
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Spreading seems to be a method of the past..almost every product and recommendation I have seen is for natural spreading via pressure of the heatsink..
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I use the "X" method (and a few dots in between the lines if necessary) both on CPUs and GPUs.
    
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Spreading seems to be a method of the past..almost every product and recommendation I have seen is for natural spreading via pressure of the heatsink..
so i shouldn't spread for gpu cooler either?
    
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