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Help with my P4P800

post #1 of 22
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I just got this back from Asus because it was acting flacky with a newer cpu i pick up. It was giving me errors at stock and just plain pissing me off. It worked great with one of my 2.8 Prescott and horrible with my 3.4 Prescott. So i got it back today and plug in some power, on a Thermalright XP-120 with a Delta fan and the temps are crazy!!! 74c?? Anyone know what's going on here?

I checked the contact between the cooler and the CPU twice and i used the right amount of past.
post #2 of 22
Hmmm..

What app(s) are you using to read your temps?

When you say "check the contact...", what did that entail?

What is the amount of paste that you deem "right"

I'm not trying to be difficult or negative... just wanna be on the same page.

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post #3 of 22
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I just checked the bios temp. I don't want to install an OS unless things look right.

I made sure the cpu and bottom of the cooler were flush.

I used a razor blade to spread a thin coat of paste on both the cpu and cooler.
post #4 of 22
BIOS temps - good place to start, and even finish...

Maybe try re-seating the HSF and only use a small drop (grain of rice) of AS5 compound.

What paste is on the CPU now?

Bear in mind that it can take up to 100 hours of thermal cycling to fully cure the paste. Still, your initial temps are too high IMO.
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post #5 of 22
Remove the IHS, if you can and see the results. Might be/not be, recommended for you.
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post #6 of 22
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I'm using Arctic Silver 5

The temps before sent this were at 38c idle 44c load with this same set up. I don't know what to think.
post #7 of 22
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Well it's down to 54c idle. I put in a hard drive with XP on it. I'm worried still. 54c at idle with a Thermalright xp-120. Somethings going on here, huh?
post #8 of 22
Are you using a recent BIOS? What BIOS version was returned to you?
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post #9 of 22
Here is a pic of the right amount of thermal paste.
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