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Hey OCN.

I had to replace my motherboard due to the B3 revision update.

Anyway i had to get new thermal paste and i opted for the higher end stuff. The AS5. I've tried the paste and in BC2 whilst in game i monitored my cpu temps and i saw cores reach 70+ degrees. Quite a scare. Reseated and maybe saw a little drop..

I've had to basically disable my turbo mode so it runs at 3.3ghz but its only running about 35-40 when it used to run 28-32 ish originally.

Do you guys know much about AS5? I have maybe one dose of it left but i had more luck using the blob method i believe.

Please leave your thoughts, personal experiences and other feedback here, and help a fellow OCN'er out haha

I've probably ran the machine close to 100+ hours since the paste has been on and i do know about the supposed 200 hour burn in period. But that wouldnt be it would it?
Edited by Shad0wRain - 5/21/11 at 11:18pm
post #2 of 6
If you remove the heat sink it will tell you if you used too much or not enough. Judging from your temps maybe too much. Or you could have just used the wrong method of putting on the thermal past. AS5 is still good but most frown upon the curing time. As now they are so many others with zero curing times now.
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
If you remove the heat sink it will tell you if you used too much or not enough. Judging from your temps maybe too much. Or you could have just used the wrong method of putting on the thermal past. AS5 is still good but most frown upon the curing time. As now they are so many others with zero curing times now.
How can i exactly get it to show me if i used to much or not enough?
post #4 of 6
When you remove the heat sink and look at the top of the cpu and the bottom of the heat sink. The way it spread and the area it covered, with the thickness will tell you. Or take a picture and post it. Or even better explain how you applied the thermal paste.
post #5 of 6
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Used the line method that was when temps were really high.

Blob i saw the temps drop a bit. So yes im using the blob method.
post #6 of 6
'blob' just sounds like you are using too much... literally use about a pea size or so and if you have a cooler with heatpipes just spread some on the heatsink with a card so it fills the grooves then you could even use less on the chip (or add more on the chip to start than normal). You want to get as little as possible on the chip as it's only supposed to fill in the micro gaps in the machining. Also when you set the heatsink put pressure straight downward and a few slight twists to remove any possible air bubble.
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