Glob in the center, and let the heatsink spread it out across the heatspreader. It might take a bit of experimentation to get the right amount of paste to cover the entire surface though, but it's the best way to make sure that the compound is filling in all the gaps.[H]adouken;1033536709 said:Any suggestions to properly applying AS5 onto an i7 920? I've always heard use a pea-sized dot and then squash it with the CPU heatsink and allow it to bake over time. I've also seen some people manually spread it over, which should I go with?