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There are tons of tutorials on youtube to apply thermal paste, as easy as it is people still have trouble so you can check those out but, the best way to do it is a pea size right in the center and then just chuck your heat sink on and as you tighten the heatsink down it spreads the paste.
post #12 of 12
What I did when building my rig, was just put a pea sized dot of Arctic Silver 5 on the center and use one of those plastic card sleeves for bus passes, credit cards, etc. I spread the paste out with the card forcefully and evenly making sure to cover any air gaps just in case.

The paste should fill up any air gaps over the base by being spread evenly but should be also not too thick. The application of the heat sink on top should also spread the paste out and smooth out air gaps.
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