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So, how do you guys apply thermal paste?

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User Info: MadPinoRage

4 years ago#21
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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User Info: Gabriel_Deroche

4 years ago#22
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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User Info: Solid Sonic

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4 years ago#23
A little dab'll do ya...
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User Info: Odin of Kpx

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4 years ago#24
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.

User Info: Aceallways

4 years ago#25
Erik212 posted...
claytonbuckley posted...
Blobs_ posted...
Usually just the pea in the middle and let the pressure from the heatsink do the rest.
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