Applying thermal paste in a straight line can lower GPU temps by 5C

Athlonite

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I'll stick with my evenly spread thin layer over the whole IHS/Die method I've not had any overheating issues yet doing it this way for years
 

poohbear

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I imagine with a 16 core 13700k CPU, you'd wanna make sure the entire CPU is covered to ensure proper cooling of all those cores.