What concerns me is I’m seeing a gap between the rear stand-off and the heat sink. I applied TPM once and didn’t like the way it looked so I pulled it apart. Noticed a good squish pattern on the larger processor to copper medium but not getting the same satisfaction with the smaller one. Tried to take photos but not real clear. All of the fasteners are down tight and the other stand-offs seated. Big gap under the heat sink screw mounting bosses but I didn’t look to see how they were prior to disassembly. Not seeing any other options. Used a headlamp that has different lens options. Hard to see in past the mem module mount. I don’t see any contact runs on the pins you mentioned which I consider the stand-offs. Guess I better get some sleep, play again tomorrow night. Never enough time aye.