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I called and our local electronics store has thermal paste, but it's not Arctic Silver, it's a house brand... is that okay to get?
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post #72 of 82
it's worth a try at least, if yuo want a quick solution. AS5 is recommended given it's superior quality, but a 'house brand' is better than no paste at all. Go get it and try it.

Remember, just apply a little bit, and make sure that the heatsink is properly mounted. I do have a feeling that it's not mounted correctly.
    
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house brand is fine. I think you shoudl start with the cheapest thing which is the thermal paste. If that doesnt work move on to the power supply.
    
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And the cooling fan, if those temps still skyrocket. My steps would be:

1) Thermal paste.
2) If temps are good (<65C, or better , <60C), but problems persist, then PSU. If temps still high, new heatsink
    
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Hey guys, I'm back home and I have the thermal paste and %99.9 alchohol (my grandpa's moonshine) and I took my heat sink off to clean and apply the thermal paste, when I ran into 2 questions (problems?).

1. There is this gray rubbery stuff that was on the bottom of my heat sink and a bit of it stuck to the top of the CPU chip from melting I think. I cleaned it off the CPU chip but most of it is still on the bottom of the Heat Sink, what should I do? Take all the gray stuff off?

2. I'm not sure where to apply the thermal paste, because there are 2 areas I could apply it to. (a) In between the CPU chip and it's socket on the MoBo, or (b) on TOP of the CPU chip, which would be in between the heatsink and the CPU chip.

Please answer A.S.A.P. as I'm not sure what to do.
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post #76 of 82
Clean all the gray stuff off.

The thermal paste has to be applied on TOP of the CPU chip, which would be in between the heatsink and the CPU chip!

I do think your heatshink might not have been mounted correcty. Make sure all the four pins are pushed through all the way.
    
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Hey guys, I'm back home and I have the thermal paste and %99.9 alchohol (my grandpa's moonshine) and I took my heat sink off to clean and apply the thermal paste, when I ran into 2 questions (problems?).

1. There is this gray rubbery stuff that was on the bottom of my heat sink and a bit of it stuck to the top of the CPU chip from melting I think. I cleaned it off the CPU chip but most of it is still on the bottom of the Heat Sink, what should I do? Take all the gray stuff off?

2. I'm not sure where to apply the thermal paste, because there are 2 areas I could apply it to. (a) In between the CPU chip and it's socket on the MoBo, or (b) on TOP of the CPU chip, which would be in between the heatsink and the CPU chip.

Please answer A.S.A.P. as I'm not sure what to do.
yes remove the stuff from the bottom of the heatsink and the top of the cpu.. DO NOT APPLY BETWEEN CPU AND SOCKET.. but apply a small amount between the top of the cpu and the bottom of the heat sink.. basicly put a small pea sized drop or rice size drop on the middle of the cpu and place the heatsink into place..
    
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post #78 of 82
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Well, i applied the thermal paste and cleaned out my heatsink, and the highest my CPU temperature has gone to is 73 (instead of 98), I think that was the problem because other than loading up, my games have pretty much no lag whatsoever. My heatsink is kind of crappy and I'll look at getting maybe liquid cooling or a better heatsink soon, because 73 is still kind of high (it averages about 65 during games).

All I can say is... THANK YOU ALL SO VERY VERY MUCH! I can't express how relieved I finally am to firgure out what the problem was! I'll recommend this site to everyone I know, because you guys are FAR more knowledgeable than all the other forums I tried. Again, thank you guys very much! <3 <3 <3

Special thanks to Chozart and SpookedJunglist for finally putting their finger on the souce of the problem! <3
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post #79 of 82
Glad you got it resolved

I do recommend a new heatsink, or possible watercooling. 73C is still a tad high for my taste, although it's TONS better than before!

Have fun gaming
    
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Good job guys, another HAPPY CUSTOMER.
Good luck with that setup and double check that the heatsink is mounted flush with the top of the cpu.

Thermal compound paste will eventually cure out and your temperatures should decrease a bit.
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