Grain of rice might be a bit too much...but a good reference. I always put a dab in the middle of my CPU and then spread evenly using my finger inside a plastic baggie or plastic wrap (keeps fingers clean and no oil from my hands on the hardware). Check YouTube- there are plenty of good videos on how to apply thermal paste...and a handful of ways to do it.
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Also, just one more question about the H60, I have it and on the motherboard bracket there is a piece of plastic. I don't know if I am supposed to take it off, as I would have to cut it off. Should I leave it on or take it off? I stink I will leave it on, but I don't want it to melt when the CPU gets hot.
I'm not exactly sure what you mean...can you post a link or a pic?