and then use the arctic silver paste
I'm not sure what to do at this point. I've installed my CPU but not the heatsink. The heatsink has a gray pad which I think is the thermal paste. The thing is I want to use Artic Silver for my thermal paste. What should I do? Should I leave the thermal pad on the heatsink and apply Artic silver on the CPU and on top of the thermal pad on the heatsink -or- should I remove the thermal pad on the heatsink and smudge some Artic Silver on it and the CPU?
I'm not sure if it's of any benefit but it's a Pentium D 830 processor.
Also, can anyone tell me if a thicker layer of Artic Silver will give me better heat dissipation on my CPU? Thanks