- Mar 11, 2010
- Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD4
- 9800 GT
- Mobile Phone
olaf001 said:Thermal paste, well, maybe. Applied 80% and smeared it out.
You mean you used about 80% of it ?...
I estimate that the compound in the "small pouch" included with the Mugen-2 should be enough for about 20 applications...
The purpose of the thermal compound is to fill in small imperfections in the CPU and cooler surfaces, so an extremely thin layer is more than enough.
I usually apply a tiny drop (about the size of a small rice grain) on the center of the CPU, and spread it thinly (don't touch it with your bare hands, to avoid leaving "hand grease" - you can use a toothpick, or a tiny brush).