Hi, I recently bought the parts for a new i5-750 gaming computer (with HD 5850 on an ASUS P7P55D-E PRO) to be cooled with a Hyper 212+ HSF. I've read a few different methods of applying thermal paste to a direct contact HSF but I was hoping that someone could tell me the best way to apply the paste.
Also, after it's built, which programs would be best to stress test the CPU/GPU and to measure performance?
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Please follow the manufacturers instructions for applying thermal compound. The manufacturers typically have different application methods for different types of cpu heatsinks and different types of cpu's.