how should i do it? just put a pea size in the middle of the cpu and just seat the heatsink on or my friend said put pea size on and use a credit card/school id and spread it around then put heat sink on
If you are using the stock cooler, you need do nothing other than remove the plastic cover on the pre-applied paste.
If you choose to remove that . . . clean it well, apply some paste . . . say three thin lines the width of a grain of rice, the length of two grains, equally spaced and centered on the cpu. Or the heat sink. Install.