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post #11 of 23
Putting aside the fact that I misunderstood which cooler you're using, I am still looking for answers to my questions.

Also, I don't see any pictures.
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post #12 of 23
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I've reattached it again.
post #13 of 23
Whoa, that thing looks like it's just a very minor upgrade from stock cooling.

I'm still looking for answers to my questions.
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post #14 of 23
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So which Cooler Master heatsink do you have exactly?
Arctic Cooler 11 Pro Rev. 2

What was the way you applied the TIM? How much did you use?
I didn't apply any TIM. I've used the pre-installed TIM on the heat sink.

What computer case do you have?
Fairly standard I would guess. Nothing special.

Finally: where do you keep your computer? Is it in an enclosed area, or is it out in the open?
In not in the wild wild west, but it's not attached to any wall. The nearest wall is about 15 cm to the side of case. The wall behind the power supply, connectors etc. is roughly 30-40 cm behind.

Thanks!
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by bloodymeli View Post
So which Cooler Master heatsink do you have exactly?
Arctic Cooler 11 Pro Rev. 2

What was the way you applied the TIM? How much did you use?
I didn't apply any TIM. I've used the pre-installed TIM on the heat sink.

What computer case do you have?
Fairly standard I would guess. Nothing special.

Finally: where do you keep your computer? Is it in an enclosed area, or is it out in the open?
In not in the wild wild west, but it's not attached to any wall. The nearest wall is about 15 cm to the side of case. The wall behind the power supply, connectors etc. is roughly 30-40 cm behind.

Thanks!
I admit my biggest concern was how much breathing room the case has.

So is the heatsink loose at all? I mean, does it wobble in the least bit if you try to wobble it? Or does it feel like it's extremely secure?
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post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
It it tightly secure. I can definetly slide it a bit up and down and sideways. It is suppose to be like this?
post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 
Sorry, should read: It it NOT tightly secure.
post #18 of 23
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It it tightly secure. I can definetly slide it a bit up and down and sideways. It is suppose to be like this?
Nope, that's way too loose. It should be so secure that it feels like it's welded to the motherboard.
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (OS) 3 TB Toshiba P300 (storage) Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner 
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Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO 
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Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate Basic, but premium round 
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post #19 of 23
Like two said it's likely very loose, leaving lots of space between the heatsink & the core. The more space you have the less heat that's transferred to the heatsink & removed from the CPU itself, likely your issue.

If you can, you should remove it from the CPU, clean both the core & the heatsink to remove whatever TIM was pre-applied and replace it with some quality stuff like Arctic Silver 5. When you re-install it, make SURE you follow the directions precisely and secure the heatsink to the mobo very tightly. It should be VERY tightly so heat transfers properly.

Oh an if you're unsure how to clean them, alcohol's a good way, as close to 100% as possible. You can usually find 90% stuff in any drug store for like, $3. I used a lint free cloth to clean the pre-applied stuff from my i7's stock cooler and it came off with ease. If necessary something like a razor blade or a plastic ruler can be used to scrap off excess paste.
Edited by DefenderX1 - 5/6/11 at 2:55pm
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post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thank you all, I followed insturction (there was a loose pin) and now the temprature is around 45-50C when cpu load is significant.
So, my next question. The cpu is usually working in full thortle when I use lightroom/matlab/photo processing. Will I gain an appreciable improvement (10%) if I'll overclock? And since you saw my rather humble cooling facility, should I overclock at all? and what setting would you recommend (I have E6400).

Thanks,
El
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