Hi all I was wondering if I could get a little advice. I want to get my core temps all within about 3C of eachother. As it stands right now, my Core 0 is about 4C higher than Core 1, and then Core 2 and 3 are within 1-2C of Core 1. Basically just Core 0 is an outlier. I've reseated the heat sink after doing lapping on the CPU which gave a massive decrease of temps, and I am pretty happy with it but like I said, I'd like the temps to be tighter. I've reseated it a couple times now but I've been using an absolute minimun of thermal paste (Arctic Silver). I'd squirt a tiny bit on and the spread a very thin layer on the CPU. Tonight I plan to take the HS off again and check if it has 100% CPU contact. Just wondering then if maybe a little more thermal paste is fine? I'm considering spreading it out very thin again, then adding a couple tiny blobs near each corner so when I set the HS it'll squish them out but I know having too much paste is not good. How much is too much?
Is it fairly normal or at least not unusual to have one core that's a little higher than the rest?