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Old 07-29-2005, 08:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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alright, i figured out it was actually my CPU overheating. i guess i had a misconception of what temp it should be. i think what happened was, when i installed the new CPU cooler, i didnt properly clean the old thermal paste off, and then i applied too much of the new thermal paste.

i've ordered acrtic cleaner and arctic silver paste from newegg to remedy this problem. i've also ordered a new, robust 400W dual +12V PSU (i was going to get one eventually anyway).

thanks all for your help. it is appreciated.
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Old 07-29-2005, 08:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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When you go to put on the new AS5, just put a dab about the size of a grain of rice. Then spread that evenly over the CPU. Make sure to focus on getting the paste on the middle and not so much on the outer sides, as a grain of rice doesnt completely cover a CPU (and its not supposed to).
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