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post #11 of 20
how did you apply the tim when you installed the cooler?
1 dot in the center is not enough

3 lines between the heatpipes work best, it has a very rough base and will take alot of tim to fill it in
post #12 of 20
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after reseating my cooler temps have dropped to 74-77 occasionally touching 78 and rarely ever touching 79.

And yes I do have a push pull configuration

When I applied my TIM it was (as far a i can remember) a circle in the middle like a blob taking a bit more than 1/3 of the surface area of the cpu. I just assumed it had enough when i saw it coming out the sides after i placed my heat sync.

Ill probably drop by the shop grab some articlean or what ever and re apply it.

Considering going for a h80 set up right now, but wanna learn a bit more about what I can do with what I got now firstly.
post #13 of 20
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Another question is, if i turn hyper threading off what exactly do I lose performance wise? I know it has something to do with creating virtual threads for each core. but I dont know what that means either haha. I also know that in having ht it also creates more heat.

Which leads me to is it worth turning off ht to get better clock speeds?

And yes I know I sound noob, because I am. I only just really started getting into learning about pcs and what my pc can do in the last few months tis fun indeed!
post #14 of 20
if your main usage of your rig is gaming and general day to day use, then turning ht off doesn't hurt you a bit. if you do a lot of video encoding, then maybe you should consider leaving it on, otherwise, no need really, all it gives you is heat.

as to tim application, if you really put a blob that's 1/3 of your cpu area, then you really do need to reapply as that would be way too much. a line method works quite well for i7's from my personal experience. also you should tint your cooler's base, especially if it isn't a flat surface.

EDIT: personally, i didn't see much of an improvement comning from a mid-high end air cooler (thermaltake frio) to h80, but i more or less expected that when i made the switch anyway. i wanted my system to look cleaner, less cramped, which i thought the h80 would definitely help. but in terms of performance, you're better off getting a nh-d14, it might not be the most pretty cooler in the market, but it sure is one of the best!
Edited by erik257 - 10/5/11 at 5:47am
post #15 of 20
stomii, not paying attn on those links. Ha!

the HT mainly is used for major multi-tasking. if you do rendering, then you'll need it. if just for gaming, then you can disable it and lower your temps. by disabling HT you might be able to lower your vcore. mine sits at 1.18v. although, i can turn on HT when i do some work and i notice my temps go 5C higher at the same voltage.

your current temps (load temps, right?) are still a bit high. make sure all the other fans are helping cool your rig. switching where to plug the push or pull fans might help. you need to experiment. my push fan is plugged in the cpu fan header, while the other is on an ordinary header. my exhaust fan runs faster than the cpu fans.

what are the temps of vreg and system? i am not familiar with the case but i assume it is well made (allows good airflow). one last thing - the ambient temp does affect all other temps a lot.
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post #16 of 20
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Thanks for the reply rdr! I dont know what you mean by headers.

So assuming that I do turn off my HT, I can get a lower vcore resulting in lower temps right? Doesnt that also mean that because ht is on, these temps are normal?

also what do you mean by vreg and system. Sorry I'm still learning after all.
post #17 of 20
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+ rep for all here btw for helping me out much appreciated
post #18 of 20
i have mine at 3.8 with the same temps and vcore with hyperthreading on. my cooler, h50, is comparable to your cooler from what ive been told. you never want to see your tim sqeezing out the side between your cpu and heatsink. IMO without turning HT off or getting better cooling solutions, you wont be able to go above 3.8. some chips are made better than others. if you upgrade your cooler go with the antec kuhler 920. they are supposed to have stronger pumps than the corsair.
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post #19 of 20
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@rdr What is the consequences of having too much tim?

@tip yeah I figured that much gonna do some more testing on my day off
post #20 of 20
melting the cpu socket or making a mess

the 955 has a themral shutdown (auto undervolt/underclock at 90c/194f) which can melt plastics
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