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Applying thermal paste

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Last Modified: 2015-03-09
Hello Experts,

I've heard different things about applying thermal paste and wanted to know what you think.  Some people say to use the pea/line method and some say to evenly apply a thin layer to entire CPU surface before installing the heat sink.

Not sure which one to go with; it seems that the full coating method will increase the total area of heat transfer and get better results, but wanted to hear your opinions on this.
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