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I doubt curing will solve your problem, if i were you i wouldnt just live with it, instead of dot method, do a spread across the cpu. Thats what i always do and the first boot i was not idling over 28 degrees
    
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YEAH!! re-applied third time... and I used the line method for HDT cooler depicted here (followed exactly, two lines between cooler pipes) and in Prime95 I'm topping off at 77C!!! And that's max.

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post #13 of 19
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Maybe I'm just an idiot, but I re-applied, filled in the cracks on the HDT pipes, and put it back in, and even wiggled it a bit before securing it.
But it's still showing around 86C when Prime95 is running. I'm not doing it again... I'll just have to live with it. Maybe it still needs cured.

I just feel incredibly stupid right now. I can't even put on thermal paste correctly.

If anything the temps are even higher than before I did this!! During prime95 I got a max temp on one core of 93C!!!! I feel like shooting myself in the foot... or leg.

What do you suggest!? wait a few days for it to cure a bit more.... or what now.
Where do you keep your system? Is it out in the open where it has tons of room to breathe, or is it in an enclosed area?

Also, what is the approximate temperature in your room? I'm particularly interested in the approximate temperature of the air that is being sucked into your case.


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I doubt curing will solve your problem, if i were you i wouldnt just live with it, instead of dot method, do a spread across the cpu. Thats what i always do and the first boot i was not idling over 28 degrees
Yeah, but he has a heatsink with a Heatpipe Direct Touch design, not a flat base.
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post #14 of 19
Redo the thermal paste again. Being you have not do it before it can take few times. We all had to redo tim before no need to feel dumb! Good luck!
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The current temp you have is very high. I highly recommend to stay below 75C.

Maybe you can go abit lower with the clocks?
Stay below tj max and your fine.

Try reapplying your thermal compound. A small blob, not the size of a pea if its a flat base cooler. If its a direct heat pipe touch cooler, you need to fill in the gaps with thermal compound and apply 2-3 lines on the heat pipes themselves. A pea is way too big. Dont know why they call it the pea method. It needs to be the size of a popcorn kernel or slightly bigger.
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Its not that high. Perfectly safe. Stay below tj max and your fine.

Try reapplying your thermal compound. A small blob, not the size of a pea. A pea is way too big. Dont know why they call it the pea method. It needs to be the size of a popcorn kernel or slightly bigger.
Well, a single pea looks much bigger on top of a CPU than it does a dinner plate.
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Arctic Silver 5 has a generic cure time of around 200 hours. Personally I steer clear of it since it's performance is no better than peanut butter until then. I usually grab the Gelid Extreme stuff you can get for, I think, $14 for a 3.5g tube and it comes with a little spreader. No cure time and equal to the performance of cured AS5.

So you get roughly three times the amount and for a dollar more? Yes plox.
     
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Where do you keep your system? Is it out in the open where it has tons of room to breathe, or is it in an enclosed area?

Also, what is the approximate temperature in your room? I'm particularly interested in the approximate temperature of the air that is being sucked into your case.


Yeah, but he has a heatsink with a Heatpipe Direct Touch design, not a flat base.
The approximate temperature of my room is about 81F.

I don't know if you saw my previous post, I got all the max temps under 80C, and close-to/under 75C. I'm happy with that for a 4.5GHz OC. Idle, it's still about 31-34C.
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81°F!! Whoa! Then your latest temps are awesome!

Nicely done, man. Wow.
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