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post #11 of 28
Slightly too much but it'll do nicely. thumb.gif
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post #12 of 28
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That's just a tad bit to much in my opinion. But it Should be fine. But again my method that i like to use is 2 very very small rice grain dots in the middle. Iv tested application on many dead test mobo's and my method works well. The key is a small amount to lightly coat the cpu. now keep in mind the edges arent really the cpu on the metal casing you see. Now the idiots that use latex gloves to coat the cpu when they apply the thermal paste *face palm*. that creates air bubbles and its terrible! But your fine for the most part. . But again your pretty close to the right amount, Maybe just a tad less. But thermal paste application isn't and shouldn't be this big thing and how it has to be done right, You just want a thin layer to coat the cpu. KEY WORD THIN!! if you put to much then it does the opposite of what it's supposed to do. See how your temps are. IMO your fine.

I'm leaning towards just leaving it be now! It's a real pain having to take the cooler off and remove my GPU!
    
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post #13 of 28
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I'm leaning towards just leaving it be now! It's a real pain having to take the cooler off and remove my GPU!


Yeah your fine. No need to do all that work. Aslong as your temps are fine your good.
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a tad too much smile.gif
 
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What burn in programs would you guys suggest besides prime95?
    
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What burn in programs would you guys suggest besides prime95?

Intel burn test on maximum is amazing! it will get your temps like 10-15 C Higher than prime95. smile.gif
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post #17 of 28
too much. I usually apply a lot less than that. although it never takes me a single reseat to get the temps I want. I always need 2-3 installations before I'm confident I have the best temp possible
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i never knew there is such thing as "too much" lol. I bought the rosewill TP that is like a nail polish type thingy.. i just brush it on and im ready to go biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 28
what cpu are you using?

i got about 62-64c under prime95 blend test on my i5 2500k @ 4.3Ghz auto voltage using Noctua NH-D14 with the ultra quiet cable for the fans
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post #20 of 28
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what cpu are you using?
i got about 62-64c under prime95 blend test on my i5 2500k @ 4.3Ghz auto voltage using Noctua NH-D14 with the ultra quiet cable for the fans

2500k CPU smile.gif

Does auto vcore allow the CPU voltage to fluctuate? I use the power saving intel stuff you see so that would be great if it did, instead of a constant voltage.
Edited by Milamber - 11/24/11 at 4:50pm
    
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