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Well the best way to apply thermal compound is a pea size in the center of the CPU/GPU (Just a estimate) and then when you apply the thermal compound the pressure spreads it evenly.

The side fan should normally intake, unless you reverse its normally bottom, front, side intake and rear/back, top exhaust.

Grain of rice size, not pea size. I don't get where the "pea size" description ever came from. It's way too much. Have you seen how freaking huge a pea is? I absolutely hate it when people suggest pea size. If you used that much it would overflow from all sides of the cpu...
    
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lol. alright, cool. i will check it out.


thanks for all your help. i will do some independent research now.
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Grain of rice size, not pea size. I don't get where the "pea size" description ever came from. It's way too much. Have you seen how freaking huge a pea is? I absolutely hate it when people suggest pea size. If you used that much it would overflow from all sides of the cpu...
I would suggest pea size for GPU's and yea, rice size for CPU. I was skeptical about it but after putting my Silver Arrow on, and seeing that the pressure does indead spread it just enough proved to me that it does indeed work, and spreads just enough to cover what needs to be covered without having a massive amount of substance for heat to transfer through. Having too much paste could hinder cooling.
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I got the venomous x for only 50bucks brand new
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I've actually seen better results on my old sunbeam core contact freezer when going pea sized instead of multi line or rice grain sized oddly enough (it's a HDT cooler). That's just my experience though, I used a couple of pastes, Xigmatek PTI-G3606, OCZ Freeze, and Tuniq TX-2.
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Pea size is WAY WAY WAY too big...


Less is more when it comes to thermal compound. You want as little as possible.
Edited by Epitope - 4/18/11 at 5:16am
    
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