My issue is the hdt pictured 2 small metal dividers where the put the paste. The hyper 212 plus has 3 small metal dividers, so what I'm asking is do I go with two lines still or with 3 lines as there is more area to cover?
The paste should spread evenly with the channels filled so it hits all four pipes when I put pressure on it.
Each application method they've shown uses increasing amounts of thermal interface material. If they would've used the same amount of thermal interface material for each of the application methods they've shown they would all have the same result.