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AS5 has always worked for me. There's only a few °C difference between the various forms of thermal paste anyways...

What is your processor? Your sig rig is full of parts that are to be released? I know it is AMD. Thuban processors have some wacky temperature diodes.
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What motherboard you using? I've got an MSI 740G AM2+ motherboard that has problems with accurate temperature readings. Not sure if you have a similar board/chipset?

Does the CPU heatsink actually feel like its over 100C ? Or can you touch the heatsink without burning your hands?

Trying to determine if its a faulty sensor.
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Originally Posted by rdfloyd View Post
AS5 has always worked for me. There's only a few °C difference between the various forms of thermal paste anyways...

What is your processor? Your sig rig is full of parts that are to be released? I know it is AMD. Thuban processors have some wacky temperature diodes.
Sorry I forgot about that, it's an old 59W Athlon 64 3200+ 2.2GHz Venice chip that I'm trying to cool, running on an old socket 754 motherboard.

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What motherboard you using? I've got an MSI 740G AM2+ motherboard that has problems with accurate temperature readings. Not sure if you have a similar board/chipset?

Does the CPU heatsink actually feel like its over 100C ? Or can you touch the heatsink without burning your hands?

Trying to determine if its a faulty sensor.
The heatsink was barely warm at all, it was cold if anything; my GTX 460 Cyclone cooler at 40C felt hotter than this cooler with a CPU supposedly at 120C.
    
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post #24 of 28
I'd say it's either a faulty sensor, or a poor mounting. Are you 100% certain the cooler is compatible with that socket? Do you have a spare AM2/AM3 backplate and mounting that you can try?
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It is 100% officially compatible, specs of the cooler state this and the mounting clips fit fine.
    
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post #26 of 28
well put more paste! put the whole tube and see what happens
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hazarada View Post
well put more paste! put the whole tube and see what happens
Worst.
Advice.
Ever.

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BTW OP, you already mentioned which CPU it was, tedman just didn't read the thread (or missed it).

I also find it unlikely that anything is wrong with the sensor since OP gets perfectly good temp readings with no paste.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 9/1/11 at 7:32am
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post #28 of 28
I am thinking it is bad mounting. Either that or a defective heatsink. Can you take a picture of the mounting system? Is it pushpins or does it use the plastic baseplate?
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