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Old 08-19-2008, 05:36 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info.
You're welcome! If you didn't put too much on that should see a good break in. One photo here will show the small amount needed for an AMD model which is then spread evenly.


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Ive already got it to 2.8 from just increasing the FSB and setting the RAM accordingly. That idles ataround 38-40 and maxs at about 50-55 when playing games. But im not going to take it any further until I get aftermarket cooling for it.

Its a intel quad, so the line method was used for the paste. Seems to have done the trick!

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Sounds to me like the Heatsink wasn't on properly. Stock thermal paste isn't that bad and wouldn't give you a 40 degree temperature increase.

When i applied some AS5 on my cpu it only dropped about 5 degrees.
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He's running a stock sink/fan with a thermal pad. He applied AS-5 following a reseat of the hsf there.

That 50-55C temp while gaming with a quad core is still steep even with the stock hsf there. Method

When picking out a new 3rd party cooler go for one seeing more then just a copper base on the sink. Copper heat tubes and even a good array of copper fins with a good sized fan always works out.

The photo there is one provided at Artic Silver's site. That simply shows the approximate amount to use(not much) to see a super thin layer spread across the top of the cpu or many spread on the bottom of the heat sink.

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