Specifically only the ones beneath the cooler, the four sides beside the chip. I didn’t replace the ones at the backplate. (Ventus)
There is a temperature improvement, but it’s not as amazing as what I see people have posted.
It used to run 106C at 100% fan, now it runs 102C at 79% and 92C at 100%.
Question is, is it because I didn’t go for the backplate pads? Also I saw a video where the guy applied thermal pads to the same locations as I did, but on the other side of the board, what’s that about?
If it is cause of the backplate pads, I think I might buy another set and do those, still running at over a 100C even at lower fan speed is not satisfiable. Thanks in advance.