Re: Question regarding heat sink paste
The person helping you is sort of wrong. You really do not need alot of thermal paste to overclock a CPU. Just a pea-sized drop of paste will do. It's the heatsink that will determine how far you can overclock a processor. Since you're using the stock heatsink that came with the CPU, you won't get that far compared to an aftermarket heatsink, regardless of the amount of thermal paste you apply.
The second associate is correct in the way that you should not put thermal paste on top of what is already applied to the stock heatsink (thermal pad), because you should not mix thermal pastes together.
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