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post #1 of 10
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Ok. So I have reseated my heatsink about 5-6 times now. When I put a small dab of TP in the center of the chip I get around 42+C as an idle temp. It's way too high. When I literally put lines across the whole chip I get around 33C as idle. Huge difference.

I tried it a bunch of times and used different pastes as well. Why would my chip require so much more TP to keep low temps?

I'm at 1.35v and 4.6ghz with an idle around 32-34C and during gaming it peaks in the low 50C range. I am thinking I need to go further
post #2 of 10
http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appm..._line_v1.1.pdf

Putting a 1mm vertical line across your processor is actually the proper thing to do...
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
I have tried several different ways. Putting tons of paste on it keeps it at 32-34C idle at 1.35v - 4.6ghz. I would think those are awesome temps.

I have heard several different ways to do it and mostly the small dab in the middle. However, nothing else is getting me these great temps. I am just wondering what could cause that.
post #4 of 10
Have you followed the directions for an i5 that I just posted?

Regarding an explanation, it's one of two things: Incorrect installation, or defective parts.
post #5 of 10
Make sure you don't do it like this
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Make sure you don't do it like this
***??!!
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***??!!
Isn't it cool?
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post #8 of 10
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Haha. I definitely didn't do that, but i did put more than a single pea size amount. The pea size was giving me higher temps. I reseated the Noctua and the chip a bunch of times. It seems the X is giving me low to mid 30's so I'll stick with what works. Still don't know why it needs more, but I guess it doesn't matter.
post #9 of 10
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Haha. I definitely didn't do that, but i did put more than a single pea size amount. The pea size was giving me higher temps. I reseated the Noctua and the chip a bunch of times. It seems the X is giving me low to mid 30's so I'll stick with what works. Still don't know why it needs more, but I guess it doesn't matter.
Sounds a bit weird to me, but if it works, congrats
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post #10 of 10
spread it with a plastic card, I can say that the best thermal compuond for 20$ and less is Antec Formula 7 Nano Diamond Better than IC diamond
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