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There should be a sticky about this biggrin.gif

I had a x2 5600 before 1090t, and x2 5600 is in another machine now and it was overheating 45-48 idle temps redface.gif And it has 1090t's "good looking" cooler on it.

When I dismantled the thing, I realized i didnt care and left the default paste on. Big mistake biggrin.gif Arctic Silver 5 did bring temps 10c down. its 37-40 now and it will probably go down with time. The "stock" thing on the 1090t's heatsink was like a paint. It didnt even take any intense cleaning, it just fell off like dust and it wasn't that old anyway it can't be cooked that much in a short time.

So when was the last time you witnessed the inadequacy of the default heatsink or thermal paste ? I know i just did biggrin.gif
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Dont know about amd. but the stock stuff works fine on intel. I ran my core2 24/7 on it without ever changing it for 4 or so years.
    
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The stuff on the 1090t's stock cooler is amazing, well it was for me.

Sapphire uses way to much paste on GPUs.
    
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If you're saying that you took the cooler off a different system that it had already been used on without applying new thermal paste that was your first mistake smile.gif Generally the TIM they provide with stock coolers isn't totally terrible - sure its not the best stuff, but they are looking to provide something that is cheap and will generally work in most situations.
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don't use stock cooling!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;13741048 
don't use stock cooling!

Why not?
    
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post #7 of 8
The stock thermal paste will be fine on a stock cooler if you're running at the default specs. Sure, the chip might run a bit warmer than if you used better aftermarket parts, but the heatsink and thermal paste was designed/selected to keep the chip within working order, and that's good enough for the vast majority of computer owners out there.

Once you start thinking about overclocking, however, it's likely time to ditch the stock cooler entirely and get better thermal paste.
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post #8 of 8
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No it wasn't installed before. I used Sunbeam right on 1090t tongue.gif So sunbeam contactfreezer was on x2 5600 biggrin.gif I know it was an overkill. I never got 5600 that hot.

The x2 5600 was on default settings and it's just 2800mhz. Istanbul is hot nowadays but not that hot. I have a thermometer saying 27c ambient temp and %47 humidity.

My bro's x2 5200 was also having problems and it also had the default cooler and paste. I switched it with TT TR2 M14 SE and Arctic Silver 5, and the temps got down to 35c from mid 40s. The paste was also thick and it came off easily, it was like a hard rubber just fall off, it should be a bit sticky right ?
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