Need Help Installing HSF

Good day, I am going to change out my stock LGA 1366 hsf for a CM Hyper 212 evo and i just have a few concerns:

1. In literature provided they have instructed me to apply thermal compound to the entire base of the fan but in the videos i've watched on youtube i've never seen that being done, what should i do with respect to the thermal compund application

2. They show (the literature that is) how to place the bracket for the to mount the fan, but is that for only the north-south placement (where the face of the fan is facing the ram) or the east-west placement (face of fan is facing the video card) also?

3. I've also purchased Artic Silver 5 (i think) and was reading while researching that it has a 200 hr burn in period, so does that mean that i can only overclock my i7 920 after that 200 hr period or is that the time that needs to pass to see drops in temps?

Most likely I'll have more questions later...
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    Look this over: Installing the Cooler Master Hyper 212

    1. See above.
    2. Bracket? You mean backplate? It's position won't change.
    3. No waiting required. AS 5 cure time will see small improvements in TIM performance till it's completed it's curing.
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  3. Sorry it took so long to reply but haven't been able to get a chance to read the linked article much less take a thumb screw off of my case....but with all the views and only the single post i must be advice that others agree with.

    Will try to attend to things on Saturday and will post about my journey into non-dependence
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