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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by AloiWheelz;15471426 
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. . .

Well, you got me on the push-pins.

I am un-aware of the advice on Nail-polish remover, my friend, who's been building for about 8 years, recommended me to use it when reseating my cooler..

Edit: I did some googling, and apparently Nail Polish Remover is un-recommended because it can damage plastics, but in my opinion, if you're careful enough that shouldn't matter.
Edited by McMogg - 10/27/11 at 3:10am
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by McMogg;15471444 
Well, you got me on the push-pins.

I am un-aware of the advice on Nail-polish remover, my friend, who's been building for about 8 years, recommended me to use it when reseating my cooler..

Edit: I did some googling, and apparently Nail Polish Remover is un-recommended because it can damage plastics, but in my opinion, if you're careful enough that shouldn't matter.


Wait a minute... There isn't any plastic on the cpu or heatsink! And will it run hotter if i just took off the cooler without touching the thermal paste and put it back on?
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Ok I have some nail polish remover. Could someone tell me how to properly reseat the cooler?
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post #14 of 22
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GUYS GUYS! IS THIS EVEN REAL??? I took of the cooler and just spread the thermal paste ON THE COOLER ONLY with a card and put it back on. Now I am running 28 IDLE and NEVER GOES OVER 40 ON LOAD On prime? Is this Real????? And the temp keeps jumping between 28 and 40 on full load.
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post #15 of 22
just take it off carefully, use nail polish cleaner and a soft tissue. then put a bit of the cleaner on the tissue and rub the thermal paste off your cpu and from the cooler, make sure that its clean as possible.

put a tiny dot on the cpu and put the cooler back on it, make sure that you dont move the cooler around, then push the pins into the mainboard and make sure that you hear the "click" of each pin.

done

edit// you replied faster than i thought wink.gif
a dot is always better than doing the card method, just a hint
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post #16 of 22
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I did that but without putting fresh paste. I just got an old itunes card and spread around the thermal paste that came with the cooler. I only spread it on the cooler, not the cpu. Now it never goes over 40 on load! Is this for real?
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post #17 of 22
jumping between 28 and 40 on load doesnt seems to be normal, constant temps are normal on load
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post #18 of 22
Well it's an improvement, but you should see an even bigger improvement if you cleaned it and reseated again..
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Its like jumping up to 38 then just 1 sec later its on 33. If thats the case then this $20 cooler was worth it.

EDIT: Cpu is actually idle-ing at 22. thats the lowest i've seen it go.

EDIT AGAIN: The northbridge cooler is hot to the touch. I cant even hold my finger on it for 2 seconds?
Edited by AloiWheelz - 10/27/11 at 4:20am
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post #20 of 22
That doesn't sound normal, what are you using to monitor remperatures?
Try using Coretemp and whatever you're currently using side-by-side and seeing if they read the same..
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