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Old 07-31-2005, 01:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Heat Sink Fiasco, any help?

Ok, I'm sorry to make yet another post, but you guys are EXTREMELY helpful. I have an Aero Cool Copper Heat Sink, I installed it things were ok , but a little hot for idle. Then whamo, lockup. I popped in my old heatsink/combo and it worked fine. My question, the heat sink CAME with Artic Silver 5 compound. HOWEVER, in the instructions it lists that you SHOULD apply to the 2 AMD CPU's it's compatible with but says NOTHING about applying any to the Intel CPU. I DID put some on, even though the instructions didn't say anything EITHER way.

Is it possible this combo does NOT require Grease?

And last, if you put too much grease on, can you get lockups, or non-boots???

Any help if appreciated, very frustrated.
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Old 07-31-2005, 02:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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All CPU and HSF require that you add some kind of thermal paste to them, It helps heat travel from the CPU core up thro the HSF.

If you put to much on, it will casue a crappy bond between the CPU and HSF, and therfore casue it to get hot and lockup.
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Old 07-31-2005, 03:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks! How much thermal paste do you put on the thing?? I'm going to clean it off and try again, but this time I want to get things right.

Would a small dab in the center do it, or do I need to smear it all over?
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well you don't get much better instructions than those from the manufacturer (unless they're lost in translation). and yeah like TipsySmile said too much is also a bad thing.
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One last question. I'm up and running, temps seem cool. Question, should I shut the system down for a while and let it set or just go ahead and use it as normal? Haven't tried to run a game or put any type of load on the system.
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just power off your system when not using it as its good to cycle it hot/cold.
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All CPU and HSF require that you add some kind of thermal paste to them, It helps heat travel from the CPU core up thro the HSF.
Well, some HSF's dont require any compund. Instead of compound, some HSF's use a built in pad.
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Well, some HSF's dont require any compund. Instead of compound, some HSF's use a built in pad.
Yes true but, I usually just remove the pad and throw on some Artic silver 5. Just trust it more than those thermal pads.
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