Originally Posted by KhaoticKomputing
For cleaning you can use rubbing alcohol(higher % is better) and coffee filter's work great as a cheap lint free cloth. That was a bogus move on the tech's part, he should have known better than that. What CPU are you running, and what are the temps at full load? That would be the first place to start. There shouldn't be any problem using the generic paste you showed, but I would check temps before messing with it. You might be getting perfectly acceptable temps.
If your looking to buy TIM I would check out the link Juggalo23451 gave for a reference(here is the link again)
. I personally will use anything I can find as long as its not ArcticSilver5. The only reason I won't use AS5 is because it has a 200 hour cure time before you get optimal temps. I do try to keep ICD7 on hand because I like the name lol. Temps are acceptable by my standard's and it's kinda cool to have Diamonds in my TIM. ICD,Shin Etsu, Chill Factor, Geild GC extreme, Arctic Cooling MX-4, dosn't really matter. All of them are top shelf and will provide more than acceptable performance. I would consult the list from juggalo23451's post and select based on what name and price you like to be honest lol. But you might not have to spend time and money on replacing it even though the tech seems to have botched the install. report back with temp's and go from there. ohh yea, when you post your load temps be sure to include your ambient(room) temp too, that is very important.
ok sir, thanks for helping. here it is:
since i dont have a device to measure ambient temperature, i just rely on the internet what is the ambient temperature in our place right now, and it is 28c
but since it is evening right now here, i assume that the ambient temperature of my room is 30-32c, because when i enter, it feels hot compared outdoor temp
i am not sure with my room.
i7 2700k @ 4.7Ghz @ 1.305v
idle: 42c (C States disabled)
full load: 75c (IBT ran less than a minute)
so its frustrating.
so whats your advise sir?Edited by 680jetstream - 6/1/12 at 6:20am