Originally Posted by Taylor
hmm, somebody before told me not to spread out the thermal paste but to put a drop the size as a grain of rice and thats what i did.
actually now that u said that I checked it out. And well that is the way that they tell u to do it on arctic silvers website.
I gues I was thinking about the old cpu's then, but with my current P4 I did spread it around, and well my temps are quite high but they have always been. But now I can't get the cpu past 70C with a clock speed of about 3.2Ghz (default is 3.0Ghz). And by I can't I really mean that it doesn't go over 70C, has been running at 100% load for days without a brake and still doesn't go over 70C.
What kind of cpu do u have?
edit: actually I have no idea why they say that it's better not to spread it around, since then u get a larger contact area which means that the heat moves to the heatsink faster. :S