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I've had this bad boy for years now. When i first got it, it was amazing. At one point it ran at 23c idle, and just under 50c load. I just got through cleaning out my pc from all the dust since the cpu and gpu were getting destroyed by the congestion (50c+ idle temps on cpu, and 80c idle on gpu!). After putting all back together again, i assumed it'd be good as new and would at least get all the way back down to 30c again. No dice. It's never dropped below 40c; it just keeps dancing around 44-47c depending on the load. Any ideas what i need to get this guy running nice and cool again?

Thanks in advance and +rep to all who help. This is driving me nuts.

on a similar note - yesterday my gpu was running at 58c idle. I had my pc off all night and now it's running at 68c. WHAT IS GOING ON
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Too much TIM or poor application?
Did you do it like the pics below?

I just reseated my x3 720 on my M2N32-sli and got to much paste on and my temps are way off.(now idles at low 40's,was high 20's)

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well i went over to my local microcenter, bought some thermal compound remover and a new tube of arctic silver 5. I just cracked her open again, and wiped down both the cpu and the heatsink, i greased the cpu back up, and put her back together, turned everything on, and i'm getting a temp of 38c.

did i not use enough? i went kinda thin on it because i was sure that was what you were supposed to do.
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Best method for apply TIM for those coolers is 2 thin lines along the each of the separator on the DT Heat pipes. Allows for best coverage.
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well i went over to my local microcenter, bought some thermal compound remover and a new tube of arctic silver 5. I just cracked her open again, and wiped down both the cpu and the heatsink, i greased the cpu back up, and put her back together, turned everything on, and i'm getting a temp of 38c.

did i not use enough? i went kinda thin on it because i was sure that was what you were supposed to do.
just make sure you do not use too much. you only want a very thin film of the paste covering the heatsink. if you think you got that down, check the clips/screws, make sure everything it tight and the heatsink is pressing hard on the cpu.
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just make sure you do not use too much. you only want a very thin film of the paste covering the heatsink. if you think you got that down, check the clips/screws, make sure everything it tight and the heatsink is pressing hard on the cpu.
done did all that. I should mention i'm using real temp, i think this might be the source of my issue. I don't have a tjmax set for this program, when i thought i did. Is there another, more accurate program to read temps, or can someone tell me the tjmax i should set for an e8400?
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Try HWMonitor see what it reads it as.
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Try HWMonitor see what it reads it as.
Just dled and installed it, it reads the same as realtemp does. at this point, it's at 36c. just turned the pc on.
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I noticed that you used Arctic Silver 5.

If I remember correctly, that's the thermal paste many recognize as the old king of thermal interfaces. Nowadays, there are other pastes just as, if not more, effective without any of the curing time.

But I digress - anyway, your higher temps may have something to do with Arctic Silver 5's curing time.

Hope you find out what's wrong~
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I noticed that you used Arctic Silver 5.

If I remember correctly, that's the thermal paste many recognize as the old king of thermal interfaces. Nowadays, there are other pastes just as, if not more, effective without any of the curing time.

But I digress - anyway, your higher temps may have something to do with Arctic Silver 5's curing time.

Hope you find out what's wrong~
well while i got you here, what is curing time? I've never heard of this ever. Could you explain a little further?
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