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Using stock TIM with cooler. Said to do a 4mm line in the centre.
If you done it as in the manual it should be right then.

Reseat and before you put cooler on it look if there is no hair in between and so.

Also try not to move the cooler around before its fully seated and tied down tight
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You need more thermal paste. Use the X method when applying it use as thin and uniform a line as possible. When you set it down make sure you push on it with some good pressure and twist it back and forth as you increase pressure.
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post #23 of 126
See if the HSF is getting heated up, it should tell you if the heat transference between the CPU and the HSF is good or not. So you don't have to reseat.
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You need more thermal paste. Use the X method when applying it use as thin and uniform a line as possible. When you set it down make sure you push on it with some good pressure and twist it back and forth as you increase pressure.
Why would the specification say to use 4mm lie in the centre if it's not enough?
Edit: HS is cool just like the pipes at 95c!
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Yes, i would pull off the heatsink look at the contact area to make of contact, and if useing as5, i have been tinting my heat sink and my cpu first, than applieing a very small rice grain size in middle, that has always given me the best temps, but i also lap all my cpu,s and heat sinks.
    
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Why would the specification say to use 4mm lie in the centre if it's not enough?
Edit: HS is cool just like the pipes at 95c!
It's enough. I used a half pea size which should be somewhat like a 4mm line and I'm getting great temps. Even with only a P14 in the center with no push fan I only hit 57c on the hottest core while gaming for hours.
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One person says i need more tim and the other say you don't. Come on guy's.

Edit: thank you guy above me.
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post #28 of 126
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Why would the specification say to use 4mm lie in the centre if it's not enough?
Edit: HS is cool just like the pipes at 95c!
Maybe it's a crap temp sensor then.

Check BIOS temp and report back.
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post #29 of 126
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You need more thermal paste. Use the X method when applying it use as thin and uniform a line as possible. When you set it down make sure you push on it with some good pressure and twist it back and forth as you increase pressure.
You should follow up TIM makers manual.

Alot say to use a grain of rice sze tim in the middle but yo have other variations to.

Vertical line is really common with thick TIM's and I7,I5,I3 cpu's
Thin TIM's [like zalman STG1] need a full cover alot of time's
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As long as the cpu is pretty much covered with a thin layer when you remove the heatsink you did it right.I would never switch my h50 for one of those gigantic 50 pound coolers and expect better temps.
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