Thanks. One more question. When I installed the arctic silver last time, I did the ziplock bag method. I put a small drop of arctic silver,and used my finger in a bag to spread the paste. Should I do that, or should I put the drop,and then just mount the heatsink and have it sandwhich the paste by itself
That's the way I've always done it and I've never had a problem. The actual processor is in the middle so that's where the heat is coming from, if it's not quite to the corners of the heat spreader it isn't really that big a deal. It is really more important to be sure you put the bare minimum on to ensure the best heat transfer. I do have a TRUE though so there is a little circular play in it after installation so I twist a couple times to make sure it's spread around.