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Old 03-21-2012, 05:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey folks,

So heres the long and the short of it:

I have an i5-2500k with stock cooling. I put the HS/F on it properly with thermal paste and all and the fan is confirmed to be spinning but the idle temps are still 50 Celsius +/- 10 degrees and load temps are around 90 Celsius!!! Any ideas as to what the heck is going on?!!

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How much paste did you put on? A dab of it is all that is required.

Can you post up a screenshot of HWMonitor as well? Just to verify the temps.
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How much paste did you put on? A dab of it is all that is required.

Can you post up a screenshot of HWMonitor as well? Just to verify the temps.
I actually checked the thermal paste today. I remember putting about a pea-sized blob on there and when I pulled the HS/F off today the paste looked like it had a thin layer evenly spread across the CPU. You think I should try removing some?

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Can you get us a larger picture?

Try uploading it with tinypic.com
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Too much thermal paste - I'm an idiot, thanks for your help. Idles @ low-mid 30s now
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At least it was a fairly easy fix.
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Don't put too much thermal paste on it or the CPU will overheat as we have seen here about the size of 5 mm O is all that's needed for big CPU's the smaller ones are maybe 2mm - 3mm of the stuff.
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