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Where do I apply thermal compound on ACER 3050

Do I just need to apply on the CPU and heatsink or is thee somewhere else I need to apply?

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Just apply to the CPU, in a single blob, do not do stripes, swirls etc, this will only create air bubbles. Line up your heatsink and gently press it onto the CPU and secure. Make sure your CPU and heatsink are clean before applying fresh paste to the CPU.

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