Re: Thermal Paste....
most heatsinks when you buya cpu already have some kind of paste or pad on them. if it doesn't have any go to your local computer shop or online its like 5 bucks and put like a small pea size on top of the cpu and flatten it out witha qtip it should only be about 1mm - 2mm thick.. dont use to much.. can't count how many times I get mobos from customers that have went bad cause they used a full tube of paste and screwed the mobo and cpu up.
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