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So, how do you guys apply thermal paste?

#21MadPinoRagePosted 11/3/2013 3:20:33 AM
I never really thought about it, but I just put a couple of splats in the middle and let the rest even out.
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#22Gabriel_DerochePosted 11/3/2013 3:36:13 AM
Dot in the middle and then just natural pressure with the applied fan.

2 years now, still having 27-30 idle temperature, and usually not over 45-50 when playing during summer.
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#23Solid SonicPosted 11/3/2013 4:17:50 AM
A little dab'll do ya...
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#24Odin of KpxPosted 11/3/2013 4:24:58 AM
I've always spread it. I usually make a small dot and spread it. I've been doing this for years and it has always worked for me.
#25AceallwaysPosted 11/3/2013 4:31:34 AM
Erik212 posted...
claytonbuckley posted...
Blobs_ posted...
Usually just the pea in the middle and let the pressure from the heatsink do the rest.