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i5 3570K Temperatures?

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So I got my i5 3570K a few days ago, and I just installed it last night. I used my CPU Cooler (see sig) instead of stock with some Arctic Cooling MX-4. My temps seem a bit high, however. On stock, idle temps are 40 to 45C and in P95 for 5 or so minutes, I'm hitting about 59C max. These temps don't seem normal to me, and I think I may have applied the TIM incorrectly. If anyone has any input on these temps, please let me know. I plan on overclocking it to 4.0GHz (I'm concerned about the temperature). Also, does anyone know the best and most optimal way to apply thermal paste onto a CPU?

P.S. I have both 120mm fans and the 92mm fan in my case at full speed and the CPU cooler fan at max as well.
Edited by AbdullahG - 7/4/12 at 1:14am
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Intel did a ****ty job to transfer heat from the die to IC. They use a crappy thermal paste in between instead of soldering it like sandybridge and earlier. However, because ivy bridge is not soldered on, you can take off the top aluminum IC layer and apply your own thermal paste in between. You'll shave off roughly 10C at load.
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The temps do seem a bit high, yes. I would reapply just to be safe, if you do have an excess of thermal paste. Also, as a reply to the guy above me, from what I have heard, the process is VERY risky. If you slip or do something wrong while removing the IHS, then you could very easily destroy the processor. If you do get past the fear, then the process is very rewarding.
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Yeah, I'm not going to risk destroying my chip...yet. Still, how exactly should I apply the thermal paste? I've looked into several methods, but I cannot find which one is best. My Athlon II use to stay cool with the pea-size drop and evenly spread method, but I am unsure on how to handle Ivy Bridge.
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Seagate 750GB 7200RPM Arctic Cooling ACFZ13 92MM CPU Cooler Windows 7  Dell S2440L 24" LED Monitor 
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Logitech K520 PC Power and Cooling MKIII 600W Fractal Design Core 1000 Logitech M310 
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Seagate 750GB 7200RPM Arctic Cooling ACFZ13 92MM CPU Cooler Windows 7  Dell S2440L 24" LED Monitor 
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Okay, I reapplied the thermal paste using the vertical line method. Three cores are idling in the low to mid 30s. One core is in the low 40s. I assume temps will settle down once the paste spreads? I only applied it less than an hour ago.
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Seagate 750GB 7200RPM Arctic Cooling ACFZ13 92MM CPU Cooler Windows 7  Dell S2440L 24" LED Monitor 
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Logitech K520 PC Power and Cooling MKIII 600W Fractal Design Core 1000 Logitech M310 
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Seagate 750GB 7200RPM Arctic Cooling ACFZ13 92MM CPU Cooler Windows 7  Dell S2440L 24" LED Monitor 
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