1. I don't have the official bolts from Watercool, so I'm not sure if I have the right amount of tension on it.
2. When I mounted the block, I used the last of my Noctua NT-H1 compound, so I could not take the block back off to check the spread. I've just been reinstalling the OS and apps, so no real loads have been put on it yet.
3. My plan was to order some new compound when the bolt kits arrived in the next week or so, then replace the bolts, remove the block and check the spread. These chips are so huge it's hard to judge whether you have enough on there, especially with a thick compound like the Noctua.