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Hi, I just installed the Tx3 from coolermaster into my sig rig and after 5 mins of running prime95 on blend, it is performing worse than the stock cooler I had on there. Anything I can do?

Stock cooler temps were 32C idle and 56 load. Now with the Tx3 its 34 idle and 62 load. Whats going on here? Isnt a heatpipe cooler supposed to beat the intel cooler? Do I need to reaseat the Cooler?


My method of applying thermal paste to the Hyper Tx3 was 2 lines on the spacers in between the heatpipes ( the last method ), as found here.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

Thanks in advanced.
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reseat it and put a tiny dot on it
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Take the cooler off, remove all thermal paste on both the cooler and the cpu using something like pure alcohol and reseat. Sometimes when you apply thermal paste air bubbles get in there.

What paste are you using? If its as5, then it takes quite a while to cure so just leave it for a few weeks.
     
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Take the cooler off, remove all thermal paste on both the cooler and the cpu using something like pure alcohol and reseat. Sometimes when you apply thermal paste air bubbles get in there.

What paste are you using? If its as5, then it takes quite a while to cure so just leave it for a few weeks.
I have used the stock thermal paste from coolermaster. I have heard is it pretty good. I don't have that stuff to clean off the old paste so what could i use instead?
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reseat it and put a tiny dot on it
Put a tiny dot on the heatsink or the cpu?
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Wait, Does the Coolermaster thermal paste that came with the Tx3 need to cure?
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Quote:
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I have used the stock thermal paste from coolermaster. I have heard is it pretty good. I don't have that stuff to clean off the old paste so what could i use instead?
Aside from buying thermal paste remover or pure alcohol, there isnt really anything else you can use to properly remove thermal paste. Dont remove it if you dont have any way of putting it back.

I would give it time to set in and see what its like in a few weeks. While that's happening make sure your airflow is good, these kinds of coolers need good airflow. I don't know if this paste has curing time, but it wont hurt to wait, those temps are still well within limits.

If its still not any better, even after a full reseating, then i don't know what to suggest. Unless you have installed it wrong then it must be something up with the cooler.

Also, check your bracket and make sure the cooler is on tightly.
Edited by alltoasters - 10/27/11 at 2:52am
     
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This is the first time I have installed a cooler, so what do I do to reseat it? Do I just take the cooler off and put it back on? Or take it off and clean the thermal paste, apply fresh paste and then put the cooler back on? Thanks for the help.
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Another helpful thing to remove thermal paster is acetone, commonly found in Nail Polish Remover, dab some onto something like a cloth or toilet paper and rub it off..
Make sure you get it sparkling clean, and then reseat it with a dot in the middle method instead.

Make sure the TX-3 is screwed in tight aswell.

Report back afterwards..

To reseat, remove the motherboard from your case carefully (I do, anyway) and take off the TX-3,
Clean off the thermal paste, and re-apply new thermal paster
Screw the heatsink back onto your motherboard, and attach the fan.
Put your motherboard back into your case and connect her up

(Removing the motherboard is optional, but whilst cleaning, I see no other way.
Edited by McMogg - 10/27/11 at 3:00am
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Another helpful thing to remove thermal paster is acetone, commonly found in Nail Polish Remover, dab some onto something like a cloth or toilet paper and rub it off..
Make sure you get it sparkling clean, and then reseat it with a dot in the middle method instead.

Make sure the TX-3 is screwed in tight aswell.

Report back afterwards..
The Tx3 uses push pins like the intel stock cooler. I have read somewhere that its also not a good idea to use nail polish remover? Im confused now. . .
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