Originally Posted by spank_fusion
An even spread of paste is unneccessary considering that the die which produces the heat is a much smaller area in the center of the processor. And a grain of rice is a lot smaller than the size of your fingertip. Try comparing the two someday.
Anyway, if you want to apply paste in that fashion, I don't really care. It's not my computer. However, it's not good to show how to do something wrong to someone who has never done it. Bad role model!
And another thing, all this bickering you are doing with me is interfering with the thread topics. Please stop - it's disrespectful to the thread starter.
Ok sensei.... would you like your whine with some cheese? HAHAHH!
Back on topic, the process I gave above and spank_fusion's both work properly. My processor idles at 26-33C depending on what exactly IDLE is... and under FULL LOAD, it never exceeds 42C.