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On my heatpipe cooler (when I was still using it), I went with 3 lines, one on each heatpipe nearest the center. I also used a toothpick to help me get more consistent and thin lines without introducing airbubbles. I found if I tried just 1 line or 1 dot in the center, the paste would run in the tiny gap between the heatpipes and not spread out much past that.

With my waterblock I just go with single dot in center. No heatpipes to worry about.
Edited by dr/owned - 3/5/13 at 10:02am