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The force of the heatsink being pressed down and secured should spread the TIM out over the core just as it does with a CPU heatsink. You are either using too much or may not have it seated properly. As dr13zehn said, try increasing or reducing the tension on the heatsink. Don't increase it too much though. *SNAP*

It could be that the TIM you're using isn't as good as what's applied from the factory. While I have no experience with that brand myself it is a possibility but that's a large jump in temperatures.

Also your thermal pads that cover your memory may no longer be providing proper contact. That's another point to ponder. Reusing thermal pads is a no no in my books and don't attemp to remove them and replace it with TIM because the gap between the IC and the heatsink will be too large.
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