I have read and looked at so many videos on this subject, and so many people say different things. I'm using an i5 3570k with a Thermaltake Frio. I looked on Arcticsilvers website and they say for my cpu that you should use the line method. A thin line running vertical down the cpu. But it doesn't say if you should spread this out, or let the cooler spread it.
Another thing, I see some people covering the entire surface, and others using a pea sized drop in the middle and letting the heatsink spread it. What is the best way to do this?