Originally Posted by dirkpitt45
That's still really hot. I've got a Phenom II 940 @3.6ghz + a core contact with an ULTRA KAZE on it. With cool n quiet on, I idle 27-29 range and under full load I'm at 43-44c. With that althon X2 your temps should be near mine or lower, since its a dual core. Don't quote me on any of that, but friend's pc has a Althon II 620 and he idles at 23-25c load at 40 with just an arctic freezer 6 or something like that.
With the thermal paste, try using 9 small dabs on the cpu, set up like:
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Worked great for me, when I finally got it on right my temps went down a couple degrees.
im at the point im redy to say **** it lol. The other day I took the cpu off like 10 times, and tried so many methods applying thermal paste, and the best i ever got was idle around 34* The only thing I could see what might be wrong, is when I put together my cooler, maybe the fan is facing the wrong way, thats the only thing. I put the sticker facing out, the directions wasnt exactly clear.