Solved Best way how to spread thermal compand on the XSPC Raystorm-Intel Tags: Water Cooling Thermal Compound Intel Overclocking Last response: July 30, 2012 1:34 PM in Overclocking Share spade9 July 29, 2012 5:55:05 AM Im going to use the i7 3770k with the XSPC raystorm aluminum bracket for intel. I was wounder how should i spread the thermal compound onto the cpu. I will be using the thermal paste that the XSPC raystorm came with. More about : spread thermal compand xspc raystorm intel nna2 a b K Overclocking July 29, 2012 7:36:10 AM just put a dab in the middle and put the cooler down, there is no need to spread it on 1155 cpu's m 0 l Lutfij a c 78 K Overclocking July 29, 2012 11:00:08 AM this should help http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/275146-29-best-apply-... pea size is one option, straight line method is another while the last way to apply thermal paste/compound is via a small spade/business card. hope these help m 0 l Related resources Best way to spread thermal compound? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution amuffin a b å Intel a c 150 K Overclocking July 29, 2012 6:08:24 PM Pea sized, let the waterblock's weight spread the paste. Share spade9 July 29, 2012 10:40:06 PM Best answer selected by spade9. m 0 l Lutfij a c 78 K Overclocking July 29, 2012 10:45:32 PM Oi, might want to also post up a build log of your rig so we can scoop out your parts + watercooled hardware. m 0 l rubix_1011 a c 324 K Overclocking July 30, 2012 1:34:27 PM Pea sized amount of TIM is far too much...you really only want 1-2 grains of rice by volume. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Overclocking categories CPUs Motherboards Memory Chipsets Heatsinks Water Cooling Intel AMD !