Originally Posted by justanoldman
You used way too much then. From the one pic you have there you can see there is too much on the die. You should be able to get 3 or more applications total - which would be die, underside of IHS, all of the top of the IHS, and the bottom of your cooler - and do all that three times or more from one syringe of ultra.
Did you watch the video on the Coollaboratories web site? You may want to try one more time if you want to get your temps down further. You wont need to add more it sounds like, you would use the brush to remove some off the die and underside of the IHS if you used too much. I know all this because I messed up the first time and blew through my first syringe of Ultra by using too much and not being careful with it.
You don't ever apply thermal paste to both sides of a surface. It'll just create more air bubbles. You only need it on the die itself. I also keep hearing that the coollaboratory liquid pro is actually better for on die applications but it dries like solder.
Originally Posted by chronicfx
Can't you return it?
That is why most stores have such strict return policies now.
Also don't listen to what most people say on the forums. The people that do have really good chips tend to post a ton of screenshots and some people just don't stress test all that well.
Yes, 1.34v (assuming that is under prime load) is a little high for 4.5ghz but not awful.Edited by BababooeyHTJ - 2/16/13 at 11:30am