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Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike
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...?
Yup! try and use a "lint-free" rag. And yes, remove the processor and clean it carefully as well.

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post #12 of 57
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Gotcha, thanks again. I'll repost on this thread when all is said and done. Hopefully that stuff will be here tomorrow.
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post #13 of 57
Q-tips are good to use or Kitchen roll. I find Kitchen roll doesnt flake.

If you use kitchen roll use one piece and take of any remaining thermal paste. Then dab another in the cleaning fluid (i use 91% alcohol) and wipe the cpu and heatsink down. Then get another piece and use it to remove any liquids that not evaporated. At this point the cpu should be shiney and be mirror like.

Next put a pea sized amount of as5 on the middle of the cpu. Then try and mount the zalman on first time to avoid air bubbles. When its mounted push firmly down on the centre of the zalman to ensure the paste has spread. Then fire her up.

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thanks, mate.
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post #15 of 57
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Well I finally got some AS5 in today. I took off the HSF, cleaned it up all pretty and nice like...same for the cpu. I then placed the CPU back in, placed a small amount of AS5 on it according to the website, reseated the HSF and presto....

oh wait, my temps are STILL too high. I'm idling at 45 right now at stock everything.

So I'm thinking maybe I'll try again and use less AS5. Any suggestions?
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Hilarious, "across the country", *****!!! That would constitute a move...
    
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post #17 of 57
i have similar problems,

im idle @ 54C and load at 64C (TAT) with no OC

i have been in contact with Intel, Gigabyte and the place i bought it from, all with no solution

if i get to the source of the problem i'll let you know.
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post #18 of 57
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LOL thanks for your support! j/k

I had no other choice. I mean I could have taken the rig apart piece by piece...but I simply didn't have time for all that. Everything made it here alright...I just have higher temps than I'd like. hehe

So other than poking fun at me, which I know you people LOVE to do...do you have any suggestions?
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what's your voltage at right now?
    
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According to CPU-Z my voltage is at 1.440V, so not OVERLY high. I still don't think I should be idling this high. But for s**ts and grins, I'll hit up the BIOS and set that back to normal and see how much it drops.

Also, see the attached thumbnail. This is how I applied the AS5 (according to their website). I'm beginning to think this is too much.
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