Applying thermal paste.

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    I have in my hands a tube of Dynex thermal paste. It comes with a card to spread the paste but I have been seeing on the web that you could also just put a BB size dot in the center of the processor and apply the heatsink and it will smash it into a circular pattern. Which method should I use?

    Also I have thermal pad residue on the heatsink I will be using so I figure I could just clean it off with alcohol, correct?

    The CPU I will be using is a OEM 4000+ AMD64 socket 939 single core.
     
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    i disagree with them. Their method is designed for idiots -- so i understand their endorsement, but it is not ideal.
     
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    Fixed.









    j/k - I agree with Jolly on that.

    Their advice used to be to use a card or razor blade.

    I think they wanted to get away with advising people to use a razor blade for obvious reasons. So now they idiot proof it by saying to put a small dot and let it spread by itself.

    I put about 5 spots on the cpu about half the size of a grain of rice in evenly spaced points.

    And then I have a razor blade that has the sharp edges worn down that I use to spread the paste in all directions. By the time I'm done I have a very thin, even layer of paste on my cpu, and my temps are ALWAYS low.
     
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    i think they say to spread it on chips but all you need is a dot on the cpus with heatspreaders
     
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