Re: Thermal Paste Even Coverage
Remember, thermal paste is only used to fill in the gaps between the heatsink and the cpu. There's no such thing as a perfectly 'flat' heatsink bottom, it will have slight irregularities. That means it won't make full contact with the IHS on the CPU, which means less heat transfer.
Thermal paste fills/smooths the irregularities, ensuring the heat transfer from the CPU to the heatsink is more efficient. Too much, however, will only hamper efforts by insulating the CPU (which is the exact opposite of what you're trying to do).
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