I have a fairly warm ambient temperature in my home, more often than not the Air Conditioning isn't on; and room temperature is around 25-28 degrees Celsius. I've noticed since applying new paste that my temps under idle / load are noticeably warmer...
Running an i5-750 OC'd to 4.0 ghz on a Xigmatek Dark knight heatsink
I used some (what I've been told) "garbage" Masscool thermal paste for my CPU; and I'm fairly certain I used more than I should have, and was a little shaky/shifty/uneven when I screwed my heatsink back on.
Arctic Silver 5 came highly recommended to me, and I've seen many other forum users prefer it as their thermal compound of choice -- So I decided to pick up a 3.5g tube myself to re-do my CPU.
Arcticsilver.com for my CPU - recommended the Vertical Line application method; which I haven't heard of until today. I've only ever done the Surface Spread method before; will the Vertical Line actually yield cooler temps for my CPU? If so how much of a difference will it actually be if noticeable at all? And what application method do you find best / prefer to use?
Thank you for your time!