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October 8, 2010 6:41:41 AM

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
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October 8, 2010 6:44:30 AM

youtube has a million vids on it, watch a few to get an idea of the amount necessary, and bear in mind the method may be different depending on what type of cooler you have.
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October 8, 2010 7:04:38 AM

ill be using stock cooler tha came with i5 760, i just read about air bubbles or some crap like that, so im just wondering if the credit card way is bad cause of that
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October 8, 2010 7:15:57 AM

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.

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October 8, 2010 7:16:07 AM

If you are using the stock Intel cooler, it's already preapplied

Here is what I use:
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...
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October 8, 2010 7:54:10 AM

Yes just put a small smount of it in the middle and spread it so it gets covered with a thin layer. I've been using this method forever.

Whatever you do though don't put this much:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic27059.html
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October 18, 2010 7:43:00 AM

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