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Yeah. After many failed AS5 attempts and finally finding a technique that was even an improvement from the stock goo, I put a shut-down temp just in case @ 75C. I know its high for non C2D's, but lots of people, and from what I've seen, are fine up to about 85C. (Changed temp sensor locations AFAIK)

Yeah. So I was dual priming. TAT was showing 66C. Wasn't budging. At all. Solid 66C. Then boom. Shut down. Turn it on and it says it overheat. But I had it at 75C. :***:

Whats to blame? TAT? BIOS temps?
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<_>

Its nearing the 66C mark again. And thats just with folding. Hopefully it won't do the same with CS:S or something.
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Have you tried spreading it yourself to ensure a good layer before putting the heatsink on, and then just taking some off?
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66C is too hot for my taste for Core 2 Duo. I'd keep it below 60C!

Just got my Tuniq Tower in... dropped 7C compared to the Zalman 9500 (!)

There is a lot of argument what the safe limit is for Core 2 Duo. Max operating system according to Intel is 61C (of course at stock). The throttle point is somewhere in the low - mid 80 range. Of course you want to stay WAY below the throttle point (which we did with older generation CPUs also...) 60C tops.... or 65C if you're a risky kind of guy.
    
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I don't see how so many people have problems with applying AS5. It's really not hard.

- Nice coverage, not flowing over the sides. Pre-spread with a plastic card or stiff piece of paper.
- Ensure the Heatsink is properly seated and level. Snug but not crushing. Give it a good jiggle.
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I know how to do it. I did it with my GPU, chipset, A64, my sisters P4, my moms XP, and my uncles Sempy.

What ever reason, the stock stuff that comes with intel is helluva lot better than AS5, or at least, the "pattern" the put it on the HS.

I tried spreading it, I tried doing it how I did with the others (rice-sized drop in the middle), letting the HS spread it, tried rotating it to let it spread it that way, tried making a line with it like the AS5 site said to do, but nothing is working right.

The dot is by far the worst, it tapped 75C a few times. The "line" is the best, and right now it's "only" at 66C dual prime.

I'm stumped. I'll try this in a bit:
http://www.frozencpu.com/resource/r8...mal_Paste.html

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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
66C is too hot for my taste for Core 2 Duo. I'd keep it below 60C!

Just got my Tuniq Tower in... dropped 7C compared to the Zalman 9500 (!)

There is a lot of argument what the safe limit is for Core 2 Duo. Max operating system according to Intel is 61C (of course at stock). The throttle point is somewhere in the low - mid 80 range. Of course you want to stay WAY below the throttle point (which we did with older generation CPUs also...) 60C tops.... or 65C if you're a risky kind of guy.
Yeah, no monies to buy anything. Least, for a bit. Getting $150 in that I was planning on using to sell my RAM and get the Crucial I wanted in my sig, but I'm pretty sure ~$50 is gunna be going to cooling now.

Looking at the AeroCool X-Fire for low-end (reviews show that its really good ), and Tuniq Tower for high end, or if they still are in low stock everywhere and I can't get ahold of one, just get a Tt-BT.
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
66C is too hot for my taste for Core 2 Duo. I'd keep it below 60C!

Just got my Tuniq Tower in... dropped 7C compared to the Zalman 9500 (!)

There is a lot of argument what the safe limit is for Core 2 Duo. Max operating system according to Intel is 61C (of course at stock). The throttle point is somewhere in the low - mid 80 range. Of course you want to stay WAY below the throttle point (which we did with older generation CPUs also...) 60C tops.... or 65C if you're a risky kind of guy.

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Theres a lot of guys over at XS who have screenies of their CPU's under load at 85c! Not one or two but quite a few. I'm like you guys, under 60c is my limit and preferably under 50 (Tuniq Power )

The line application works best for me. Have you got a side panel fan? If you have try and duct the airflow down the stock fans throat for a cheap/simple/effective cooling solution
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I had that problem with the DD CPU cooler because it was slightly offset at an angle and was not fully seated.
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Testing with the "method" I posted. Let you know in a few minutes.

And its seated fine. Its not at an angle or anything, the pins are pushed in the right way, yada yada.
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