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I finally got my radiator today, so I installed my Raystorm EX360 kit and the temperatures aren't too flattering. I must admit that I couldn't find my Arctic Silver 5, so I used the included K2 paste, but more importantly I had trouble keeping the block still while I was securing it. I think I might have smeared the paste badly then. I ran Prime with large FFT's and got pretty much the same load temperatures that I saw with my H100. The overclock I was running was 4.7GHz with 1.368V and hyper-threading enabled.
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Maybe this is normal, but I couldn't feel any heat when I touched the tubing and rad while my CPU was hitting about 68C in Prime.

Do I need to re install the block or are my temps pretty much normal? Thanks in advance.
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looks a tad high to me. what are your ambient temps?

how much thermal compound did you use? I like putting a grain of rice amount on, then putting a rubber glove on or a plastic bag over one of my fingers and smearing the paste around the processor...

also, how tight did you screw down the block? go to your comfort zone, then go another half turn tighter. thumb.gif
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looks a tad high to me. what are your ambient temps?

how much thermal compound did you use? I like putting a grain of rice amount on, then putting a rubber glove on or a plastic bag over one of my fingers and smearing the paste around the processor...

also, how tight did you screw down the block? go to your comfort zone, then go another half turn tighter. thumb.gif

I use the pea dot method, but my concern is that I might've wiggled the block around too much and caused uneven spreading or air bubbles.

Ambient and idle temps have always lined up pretty well for me. Just under 30C in the room where I keep my PC and about 30 to 33C inside my case.
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It wouldn't hurt to remount block with AS5 if you can find it tongue.gif..
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screw as-5. use some mx-4, or any other newer paste. as-5 was good for the time but its recommended way too often now. there are better and just as good others without a cure time. psst, others arent electrically conductive either.
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screw as-5. use some mx-4, or any other newer paste. as-5 was good for the time but its recommended way too often now. there are better and just as good others without a cure time. psst, others arent electrically conductive either.

AS5 is the only decent stuff I can get without ordering online or taking a 45 minute drive down to Microcenter. It's worked well enough for me and it's fairly cheap, so I still use it.

I haven't reworked all of my cable management since I got my loop set up, so I might do a re-mount.
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you didnt use an actual pea sized dot did you ? hell half a rice grain size should work. mirror polished surface on the raystorm and very very little tim should fill the small cave in the 2700k.
i doubt just wiggling the block would introduce air bubbles. youd have to actually lift the block off.
if you do a remount, consider lapping that puppy.
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I don't understand why people always use too much thermal compound, I've been using the same tube for like 5 years.

If you use, literally a grain of rice size blob, smear it around with your finger, and tighten it properly, your temps will drop by 10c.
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Did a remount about 2 or 3 hours ago with AS5. Definitely didn't use too much like you guys have been saying (rice sized dot). Idle temps dropped about 5 degrees already, but load will be the determining factor.
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