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Hi guys,

I just changed my THermaltake Beetle for the new Bigtyphoon VX model. I decided to lap the heatsink base a little to get rid of the machined surface it had. I put tiny amount of AS5 and using the new clips simply clicked it into place. I am still getting temps of around 60 to 62 degrees under load with two sessions of SP2004 running.

I iknow the ambient temps are higher now that it isw summer in Oz, but I just expected better performance than the Beetle...

Could I have done something so wrong in the install?
I have given the heatsink a little twist side to side to try and make sure the AS5 has spread out thinly between the CPU and heatsink base...

???
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Sounds like you installed it right. You do have a Prescott core, and those are not known for running cool What is your ambient temp now?
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At a rough guess...around 25deg.
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Try turning the fan to the max speed.
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It is...at maximum speed....although controlled by my Hardcano 12...but when under load the fan spins at 1800 rpm (as displayed in the hardcano window) even though I thought the max rpm was 2000?

Im just wondering how much of a difference in degrees can an incorrectly lathed or applied thermal paste make? From what I could tell, when I put the CPU against the heat sink (just temporarily holding them together in both hands to check for flatness) they seemed to adhere together like suction cups. So I figured the surfaces are pretty flat...right?

A rice grain (maybe less) of AS5 as per instructions...and thats about it!

Is it possible that because the lapped surfaces are so smooth, that an even smaller amount of AS5 is required?

I should have tried the supplied thermal paste from Thermaltake...not too impressed with this AS5 stuff!
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It's not the AS5. I don't know what to say, but I've heard of problems with the BT heatsink before. Maybe you got a bad one?
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Turns out I just had to spend a bit of time lapping the base of the BT and my CPU. Both were concave in teh centre for some reason...!

Now I'm at 55 degC under load!!! and 35 at idle...very happy.

Best part is that I simply cannot hear the BT fan even when spinning at maximum.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by steffche View Post
Turns out I just had to spend a bit of time lapping the base of the BT and my CPU. Both were concave in teh centre for some reason...!

Now I'm at 55 degC under load!!! and 35 at idle...very happy.

Best part is that I simply cannot hear the BT fan even when spinning at maximum.
Glad to hear it worked out : )
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post #9 of 12
Just read the thread, and I was thinking that that suction was being caused by the concavity of one or the other .Nice find and good solution.
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post #10 of 12
how do you lap the base? using what?
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