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lol, i have my pc for 3 years and i have never used thermal paste
my idle temp is 27-33°C and under full load 45-48°C
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lol, i have my pc for 3 years and i have never used thermal paste
my idle temp is 27-33°C and under full load 45-48°C
I guarantee you have thermal paste on your CPU right now.
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I guarantee you have thermal paste on your CPU right now.
how long does it last?
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how long does it last?
As long as it's there. It doesn't evaporate or anything. If you're using a stock cooler, it automatically comes pre-applied to stock coolers.
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post #15 of 23
Applied AS5 to my laptop's GPU/CPU.

GPU was 91F under load.
GPU is now 78F under load.

Although, removing this metal sticker from the GPU might have been a key factor.
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post #16 of 23
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As long as it's there. It doesn't evaporate or anything. If you're using a stock cooler, it automatically comes pre-applied to stock coolers.
aha, ok then
i wanted to reapply it so my temperature would go bit down because i cant overclock it anymore
ofcourse because of motherboard, asus using something to decrease voltage and multiplier at ~ 51-52°C, eventhough max temp of this cpu is 61°C

well, this is bit offtopic
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post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by quadx View Post
Applied AS5 to my laptop's GPU/CPU.

GPU was 91F under load.
GPU is now 78F under load.

Although, removing this metal sticker from the GPU might have been a key factor.
Some manufacturers give poor instructions to their workers for thermal paste installation. Like this gooey mess on the Apple Macbook Air:

post #18 of 23
The phrase "less is more" definitely applies when speaking about TIM.


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aha, ok then
i wanted to reapply it so my temperature would go bit down because i cant overclock it anymore
ofcourse because of motherboard, asus using something to decrease voltage and multiplier at ~ 51-52°C, eventhough max temp of this cpu is 61°C

well, this is bit offtopic
In your case, cleaning the old TIM off and buying a good after market TIM might benefit you as far as temperatures. Then again, I seem to remember the old Phenoms struggling to make 3.0ghz, depending on your particular CPU batch.
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post #19 of 23
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Some manufacturers give poor instructions to their workers for thermal paste installation. Like this gooey mess on the Apple Macbook Air:

Both 6970's I've owned, I've cringed at the amount they used and the sloppy application of the TIM. I've re-applied TIM to every GPU I've owned and it has always resulted in better temps.
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Originally Posted by GingerJohn View Post
Does one paste make much of a difference from another? Not really, 1-3°C between decent ones.

Does using paste make a difference from not using it? Oh yes.

You are lucky to have reasonable temps without paste, even at stock clocks. I would slap some on and you should get an improvement.
lol thanks. forgot to say i overclocked from 2Ghz to 2.3Ghz
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