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The instructions on AS5's site say to make a thin line down the middle of the processor, where the cores would be. Dont spread it yourself, let the cooler spread it out with its own pressure.

As for the clumpy paste, it might be dried out, but when you remove your cooler, look at the way the AS5 got spread around by the cooler. Any bubbles or whatnot in the paste could have been the cause of the uneven temperatures. A small discrepancy in temperature is normal, but not 13C. My own chip has a ~7C difference, and even that for me is too much.
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