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Old December 16, 2011, 10:59 PM
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Easiest/effective way to apply without using finger?
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Old December 16, 2011, 11:10 PM
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Pea method or for hdt line method.
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Old December 16, 2011, 11:27 PM
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I use the credit card method, unless the paste is really thick then I use the pea method.
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Old December 17, 2011, 01:34 AM
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I use the credit card method, unless the paste is really thick then I use the pea method.
Arctic Silver 5...thick stuff. Pea method makes sense to me, but just so many vids showing ppl covering the entire surface evenly (usually card method).
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Old December 17, 2011, 02:54 AM
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Artic Silver have instructions - PDF IIRC:

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Old December 17, 2011, 05:44 AM
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Q-tip inside a ziploc bag if you want to control the spread like if you had used your finger.
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Old December 17, 2011, 08:45 AM
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Pea sized grain is WAY to much, a rice grain is more like it. If you want to spread it around without making a mess, cut the corner of a plastic bag and use your finger.
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Old December 17, 2011, 08:59 AM
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spreading is for peanut butter. just drop a rice size in the middle and call it a day
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Old December 17, 2011, 11:29 AM
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spreading is for peanut butter. just drop a rice size in the middle and call it a day
mine is happy face but X does well too

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Old December 17, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Like everyone else said, pea method. But if you have a Hyper 212+ or A50 or similar HDT cooler, then apply the thermal paste in thin, short lines between the copper heatpipes.
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