I'm having a tough time figuring out what to do for the thermal paste pattern for the CM 212+ and the i5-2500K.
The Arctic Silver website says to use the vertical line method when applying paste for the i5-2500K. But I dont think that'll work so well if I'm using the CM 212+. Any ideas what method I should use when applying thermal paste?
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place dot of TIM on top of CPU. attach heatsink.
or follow article silver 5s directions. I am confused as to why you think it would be different for a 212? a heatsink is a heatsink
Not all heatsinks are the same, take a look of this two articles that gives you an idea of the best method for your cooler.