Originally Posted by homestyle
The reason people say to use less tim on a cpu is because the 4 cores produce the heat. They are centered in the middle on a small area.
GPUs need to be completely covered. Every part of the die produces heat. If you place a small dot in the center and use a little too much, the extra will spill over the sides and there will be no consequences. You won't get higher temps. If you use too little, the outsides won't be covered and you'll get higher temps. Just remove the cooler already and check.
Sigh, I still don't know what to believe. You're telling me that it's ok if I apply too much because it will spill over and not do any harm, while I'm also being told GPUs need more TIM, and also being told that I applied too much TIM...
Well I was experiementing and I found that if I reduced the memory clock of GPU2 from 1150 to 300 it lowered GPU1's core temps by 10c.