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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have a question on this topic and didn't think it warranted a new thread (and OP has already been answered..).

I used the thermal grease that came supplied with the 212+ and I probably used way too much (I used the whole tube.. was my first time doing this so I didn't know better). I see idle temps of 33-39c on my i5 2500k at 4.5GHz. Do you guys think I should take off the cooler and reapply some new paste (like AS5), or is it fine as it is?
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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have a question on this topic and didn't think it warranted a new thread (and OP has already been answered..).

I used the thermal grease that came supplied with the 212+ and I probably used way too much (I used the whole tube.. was my first time doing this so I didn't know better). I see idle temps of 33-39c on my i5 2500k at 4.5GHz. Do you guys think I should take off the cooler and reapply some new paste (like AS5), or is it fine as it is?
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Just make sure that you don't have any TIM on the surrounding circuits. I don't know if that particular TIM is potentially conductive?
 
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Just make sure that you don't have any TIM on the surrounding circuits. I don't know if that particular TIM is potentially conductive?
You're right, the temps are reasonable and it's working just fine so I guess I'll just leave it. And nope, didn't get any TIM on the circuit, just the chip.
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Do you spread it out or just apply aftet making the lines?

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You did all the tube....wow so you used thermal compound pea size is ALL you need, must be a mess never do anything to your computer with out learning about it 1st (READ READ READ)
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You did all the tube....wow so you used thermal compound pea size is ALL you need, must be a mess never do anything to your computer with out learning about it 1st (READ READ READ)
Did you even read the rest of the thread? A pea sized amount is NOT recommended for HDT coolers. He used too much, but to say a pea sized amount is asinine.

To the OP: as many others have said, TIM down the cracks/lines in the base of the sink is highly recommended. I spread the TIM into the cracks. I also put a rice sized amount at the center on the base of the heat sink right before installation.

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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have a question on this topic and didn't think it warranted a new thread (and OP has already been answered..).

I used the thermal grease that came supplied with the 212+ and I probably used way too much (I used the whole tube.. was my first time doing this so I didn't know better). I see idle temps of 33-39c on my i5 2500k at 4.5GHz. Do you guys think I should take off the cooler and reapply some new paste (like AS5), or is it fine as it is?
Temps seem fine, although, what is your load temps?
Edited by rockosmodlife - 10/31/11 at 8:27am
post #17 of 20
Check out these articles from hardwaresecrets they will help you with your question

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...-Part-1/1303/1

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...-Part-2/1392/1
    
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Something I don't like about this test is the ridiculously huge amount of TIM they used for their "Parallel lines" method. It's a good method only when done properly and in moderation, pretty much common sense. I have no idea what these guys were thinking.
 
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post #19 of 20
+1 for the method hothbase recommends. I did that and initial temps idle were around 26'C-30'C. Average and load temps are under 50'C (from my old system it was idle/load @ 47-55C).

Additionally after reading a thread (believe the one recommended) a pea size is actually larger than people really think, so lets be better than saying "pea size".
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I applied TIM to my 212+, scrapped as much off with a credit card to it's just barely tinted grey, but the crevices are all filled in, then use the smaller-than-pea size drop in the middle of the CPU.
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