Just last question what is the best way to apply Thermal Compound

i have core 2 duo cpu i want to apply the thermal compound to it
do i need just to put a little in the middle
or do i need to spread it with a card?

again it is a core 2 duo cpu


so no need to do like on that picture
because it is core 2 duo
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/413/thermalapasters2.jpg
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  1. Put a single dot at middle.that's it you are done.
  2. pea spot .
  3. so no need to do like on that picture
    because it is core 2 duo
    http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/413/thermalapasters2.jpg
  4. Yes doing straight will give slight less temp but even pea dot is fine.
  5. nataly you may also refer to this: http://www.arcticsilver.com/instructions.htm

    good luck
    -satyam
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