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Should I just do one of these lines or do the two look OK? I just can't seem to get an ultra-thin line with this pin. :/

2 lines

2 lines again
That looks alright. Make sure you tighten your HS well so that it spreads. Keep me updated!

(maybe a few little polka-dots on the outer edges for good measure )
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No dice. =( Idle temps are no better and now load temps are much higher, hitting 73c after less than a minute of Prime on SmallFFTs. Scared to run it any longer than that. =\\
    
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its your chip or you your sensors reading the temps wrong. most likly the chip. return it for a different one if you can.

also try my method, small dot(half a grain of rice) in the middle. cause i get 51C at the most after hour of prime. if that wont work then read the first line again.
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I'm past the return date on it. At this point I'm going to give it one more reseat, with a bit more compound, and see what happens. After that I imagine I'm SOL. Thanks to everyone who has provided advice so far.
    
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try my method. you're using AS5 right?
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I am indeed. Wouldn't half a grain of rice almost be just a dot in the middle?
    
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I'm past the return date on it. At this point I'm going to give it one more reseat, with a bit more compound, and see what happens. After that I imagine I'm SOL. Thanks to everyone who has provided advice so far.
EIther the sensor is reading it wrong, or the contact between your IHS and HS is REALLY off.

Take off your heatsink, put it upside-down. (On a table, not on the CPU lol)

Then put the CPU on top of it (upside-down) and see if contact is good.

Take a flashlight and put it opposite you, on the other side of the setup. See if you can see light coming through. If you can, it's time to lap. Especially since your past returning it.

If thats the case, then only a huge amout of TIM will work, but your temps wont be reasonable.

And yes it would just make a circle in the middle, but it's easier to do for tards lookg for an easy way out of applying TIM.

No offense to those who have always been doing it that way. :S
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I'll check that when I go to reseat it yet again. I'm not sure where the hell my Saturday has gone.
    
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I am indeed. Wouldn't half a grain of rice almost be just a dot in the middle?
yeap just a dot. and if that doesnt work then its time for what Adrienspawn said.
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Talk about it. Of the last 72 hours of my life, I've literally spent at least 40 of them on these forums.

The rest is sleeping, since I know get to eat right here
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