Originally Posted by Matt26LFC
Ok guys, update here, I've removed the glue and put a lot less TIM on and at stock Core 0 is at 89C in Prime Load Core 4 is at 38-39C Prime load, so I've gone wrong somewhere.
Gonna strip down and try againEDIT
Ok, stripped her down cleaned everything off and re did all the paste. Back to normal again. I did put a bit more paste on the DIE this time as the small dot in the middle I tried really didn't get good coverage. So I chose to go with a thin line down the middle of the DIE instead.
Also I have noticed that by removing the remaining glue from the PCB it has made positioning the IHS a little more tricky, I guess the glue added some resistance to the surfaces stopping the IHS moving around so easily so I took more care in positioning the IHS.
I also took more care in putting the WC block back on, since I'm not draining I'm sort of swinging the block around (its on rotary fittings) and as I swung it back into place it was pushing the paste around on the IHS, perhaps not the DIE though as thats quite fixed when the bracket is down.
Going to do another Prime run, however it looks like I'm still achieving around a 15C drop. Next step will be Liquid Pro.
I also took a couple photos, no idea how good they'll be, as it wasn't with the gf's DSLR and just a point and shoot, but I'll upload them, there also from the previous failure I didn't take new ones when I just re did everything.
Ok just run Prime95 with AVX Custom Blend 5500MB and results are virtually identical to the previous run I did, quite literally, Core 0 and 3 where the only two cores that showed a slight temperature change, there where both 2C warmer than before, otherwise Core 1 and 2 where identical.
I think the next thing to would be just go for the Liquid Pro now, not sure whether I should apply to the DIE and the Inside of the IHS as I believe some have. I'll also probably stick with Phoyba HeGrease for IHS>Waterblock, I'll test that config and if afterwards I'll decide whether its worth putting Pro on the IHS also, that or Ultra. Not sure whats best to go for for IHS>Waterblock.
Anyway, that'll probably be all I do this weekend, maybe save the Liquid Pro tests for next weekend, keep me out of the pubs for another weekend
Chronicfx, very nice OC!! I'm not too concerned about being 5GHz 24/7 stable, but I would like to be bench stable at 5-5.2GHz with nice temps
Think I'll be happy at 4.6GHz for 24/7 use Edited by Matt26LFC - 1/20/13 at 9:26am