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A while back before I moved I overclocked my rig to 3.5GHZ stable, with idle temps of 44C according to TAT.

After my move I've gone back to the same identical overclock and am now back at 3.5Ghz. However, my temps are much, much higher than they were. I'm now idling at 56C!!

It's not overly hot out, so I don't think ambient temps have much to do with it. I'm sure maybe just a little bit, but not a 12C difference.

I looked inside and the Zalman I have is working properly, but my temps are terrible. What could be the issue here? Furthermore, what's the solution?

oh, here's my cpu-z validation btw - http://valid.x86-secret.com/show_oc?id=132644
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post #2 of 57
Perhaps your move jostled the HSF. Try reseating it first and see if that helps.
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When I opened up the case after the move the HSF was slightly turned a little bit. I moved it back to the correct position and made sure it was tighly screwed on.

You think I should remove it altogether and put it back on?
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Yes. Clean all applicable surfaces completely with a xylene-based cleaner that has no additives, or rubbing alcohol will do (Highest percentage possible) and re-apply TIC (AS5 ).
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Okay, I'll see what happens. Thank man.
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NP

If that's not it re-post.
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post #7 of 57
You should not have moved the system with the 9500 attached. Intel does not recommend the moving of a system with a heatsink over 350g IIRC. Moving a computer from the desk to the workshop is fine.....putting it in a car and driving across town is not. Next time, be sure to remove the heatsink before moving it.

Also, 55c is what you should be shooting for a max load temp, a 56c idle temp is dangerous. Defiantly re-seat the heatsink, see if it drops back if you really feel your ambient hasn't changed.

Needless to say, my main solution for you would be getting a new heatsink, something with a little better design
post #8 of 57
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Well it wasnt exactly driven from one town to another...more like shipped via USPS across the country. I prolly should have removed it prior to, but I was in a rush and really didnt care at that time, so now I'll just have to fix 'er up.

Can't find my AS5 so I just ordered some from the egg. I'll get it cleaned up and put back on in a couple days. I've since gone back to stock speesd and much lower temps. And the Zalman works great when it's seated properly, I don't see any reason to replace it.
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Well it wasnt exactly driven from one town to another...more like shipped via USPS across the country.....
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post #10 of 57
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I know, I know...bad elmike, bad.

To clean the thermal grease off, rubbing alcohol and a small rag will work, right? I assume the processor will need to be popped out and cleaned also...?
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