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If you use too much it will reduce thermal transferring between the cpu and heatsink. If you use way to much and you have electrically conductive TIM and it squeezes out the sides then you can really run into some issues. Some people use up to the size of a pea, but you really shouldn't use any more than that, it's not necessary to use so much and can reduce thermal performance. The heatsink should most definitely touch and squeeze the TIM, if it doesn't than the heatsink is defective.
Hopefully more people can post to reassure you that this method works well and is perfectly safe. I can fully understand you wanting to make sure it's 100% good to do it this way before you do it.

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Thank you, thank you very very much. You sir, are my hero!
I will definitely do all of this tomorrow while I read your instructions once again.

Any other tips to make my PC better heat-resistant? I.e dusting it off etc.
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Anyone else any tips for cleaning my PC? Is taking out the ram and blowing it off, stuff like that... useful?
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post #43 of 104
If you have some dust accumulation then it's generally a good idea to blow it off as it can cause heat build up.
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PS. Here's a link to an aftermarket heatsink installation on a LGA1366 board.


NOTE: I do NOT recommend seating the motherboard ON TOP of an antistatic bag at ANY time. Work with it inside your case, or if you must demount it and work on it, work on a WOOD or CARDBOARD surface.

EDIT: Another youtube video I found... Note that the video-maker didn't show the part where he took off the pre-applied heatsink compound strips from the LGA775 stock heatsink from Intel.


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are you dumb ? or something..
still didnt fix your cpu cooler.. cmon dude you can't be this stupid

search google how to clean cpu or something -_-
clean up old thermal paste then put new one and put your cpu cooler on it

thats it ..

last time i used rum to clean cpu cooler lawl XD
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That is really hot, especially seeing as my OC'ed 955BE runs at 55C at 80-95% usage for a while with an ambient room temp of 19-25C. If your PC is near a wall or radiator move it away and see if it gets that hot. Intel i7 should be running at around 60C max under load (I'm not an expert on Intel i7s so I don't know how correct I am with that statement) but if what I said there isn't the problem, then like just about everyone else said have a look to see if the heatsink is on properly if it is then apply new thermal paste, you should take the old paste off with this http://www.amazon.co.uk/ISOPROPANOL-...3759434&sr=8-1
    
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andrews2547: I've usually seen the maximum safe operating temperature of LGA1366 i7s to be around 80 degrees C.
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Alright. I have cleaned everything up, new thermal paste etc etc...

Currently my temp is around 61 when I am browsing... When I start up a game it goes to about 74. CPU usage is about 20% when at a temperature of 65...

Not sure if this helped at all. To be honest, I don't even know if it was always like this, since I have never checked my temperature.
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Perhaps it has something to do with this? I wouldn't know!

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This might not help but you said you had three fans, right?

Speedfan looks like it's only reporting two, I know others have said a fan might be stopped and you've probably checked already but could you run your PC with the case open so you can make sure all three are spinning?
(sorry if you already did and I missed it.)
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