Re: Thermal compund and CPU Cooler.
The proper way to do this is to place a small line, X, or dot on your cpu depending on how many cores you have. Then push your heatsink on top and LIGHTLY twist the heatsink a few degree's each way and this should spread out the paste evenly.
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