okay i have a zalman 9500 coming.
also got some as-5 last week.
on arctic silver's website, they say "just a bb sized dot in the approximate center of the cpu (if it has a heatspreader, mine does), as the as-5 draws the heat up and out, so it's actually more important to have a good interface directly above the cpu core...
(see finishing the application)
on the zalman site, they say cover it lightly from corner to corner (ie the entire top) with grease.
which is correct?
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