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So I recently built my 2600k computer and everything was fine. My 2600k was idleing in the high 30's and under load was in the 70-80's. So I took a look at the heat sync and it was loose. I took it off and remounted it (firmly this time, all pins were fully in) and now it's idleing in the 70's. Please help!
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you properly re-applied thermal paste correct?
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Originally Posted by magic8ball88 View Post
So I recently built my 2600k computer and everything was fine. My 2600k was idleing in the high 30's and under load was in the 70-80's. So I took a look at the heat sync and it was loose. I took it off and remounted it (firmly this time, all pins were fully in) and now it's idleing in the 70's. Please help!
Reseat again, get a better heat sink or lower ambient temps.

edit: use the most current realtemp because the old versions had a problem reading the temps properly.
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What heatsink? Did you reapply thermal paste?
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what cooler? Once you took it off, did you wipe the old paste off and reapply the TIM?
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you properly re-applied thermal paste correct?
I didn't reapply any. I wondered if this was the problem. I wasn't sure if I needed to put new thermal paste on or not. This is my first build.
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I didn't reapply any. I wondered if this was the problem. I wasn't sure if I needed to put new thermal paste on or not. This is my first build.
yes you do.
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post #8 of 16
I'm going to assume you're using the stock cooler, which comes with stock thermal paste applied.
I'm also going to assume when you removed it and put it back on, you didn't reapply any thermal compound of your own.
If my assumptions are right, then there's your problem.
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^Why assume when you can read?

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I didn't reapply any. I wondered if this was the problem. I wasn't sure if I needed to put new thermal paste on or not. This is my first build.
Welp, problem solved.
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yes you do.
Dang. I kinda thought so but when I was trying to fix the heat sync i just accidentally took it off and thought it would be fine to quickly put back on. Guess I need to buy thermal paste tomorrow. Recommendations? I don't really want to spend more than $10 lol but I guess I need to. And I'm not going to wait for it in the mail lol. It's gotta be at best buy or staples.
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