Thermal paste is a crucial component to protect your CPU from heat and, of course, your investment from going up in smoke. With this in mind, knowing how to correctly apply the thermal paste is important but also buying the correct type of paste too. The chances are, you have stumbled upon quite a few different methods to apply thermal paste o your CPU or GPU, leaving you a little confused.
Wondering the best method? Don’t worry, as long as you apply the correct amount you are going to be fine but this article will guide you through the process.
Types of Thermal Paste Application
There are a variety of ways to correctly apply your thermal paste so don’t worry too much about the method. The various methods could be anything from a small pea-sized dot to a cross but let’s see what difference the different methods make on temperatures.
The results show just how little your method matters, one thing’s for sure though, if you don’t use enough, you may end up needing to replace one of your most prized components.