A Google search will turn up numerous tutorials on how to apply TIM. The bottom line is you want the absolute minimum TIM possible to just fill the minute imperfections in the heatsink and CPU surface. More TIM is not good because TIM is less thermally conductive than a perfect metal-to-metal contact of the heatsink and CPU heatspreader. TIM in a quantity the size of an uncooked grain of rice is PLENTY.
Ok, i understand. I do have a couple more questions, and i hope you don't think it prude of me. The first one is, do i also put TIM on on the HSF as well?
Also, if i do, then do i apply it on the metal slabs between the cooper tubing?
Thanks in advance for your responses.