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i reseated my stock heatsink with AS5 and am getting temps that are 5C higher than the stock thermal crud. Is that ok? I've heard there is a break in period, but their website said that the temps should be lower.

Can anyone help?
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post #2 of 40
Yeah, typically there is a "burn in" period for AS5. You shouldn't have temps that are higher than stock temps though, even initially.

More likely, my guess is that the HSF isn't seated properly. Either that or there is either too much or too little AS5 in between them.

You should apply a very small amount, about the size of a dried grain of rice, and spread it thin over the face of the IHS. That's all you need. I usually use something i know to be straight and flat like a razor blade of an old credit card. Maybe one of those ones they send you in the mail to try and get you to sign up for. At least then you'll get some use out of it! Just enough so it covers the face of the HSF and the IHS.

The point of the AS5 and other thermal grease is to fill in the minute imperfections that create gaps between the two surfaces. it helps to fill them in so there is a greater overall surface area for heat to transfer from.

Hope this helps!
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post #3 of 40
Sounds like you put too much on, how much did you put on?
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post #4 of 40
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about the size of a piece of rice
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post #5 of 40
hmmm. You sure your ambient temp hasnt gone up?
    
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post #6 of 40
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I ran dual prime 95 and I maxxed out at 50C. Before it was 44C. After a few minutes passed, it was idling the same temp as before.
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post #7 of 40
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it sounds kind of high, but it is and was at 31C. Or that is what Pcprobe says
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my temperature went down 6 degrees celsius after the first 24 hours (32 to 26) and that was the first time I ever installed a CPU. so just keep the computer running I guess
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post #9 of 40
Did you throughly clean the thermal spreader and heatsink BEFORE applying AS5? I mean with 100% alcohol or acetone and Q-tips.
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you may have put too much on, if you read the directions on the AS site it shows a drop smaller than a BB(for the AMD) not sure on the intel, but I did this also LOL pulled it back off then realized just how much i had put on. I would pull it off, check it then reseat it. Also their site does say there is a breakin period where temps will be a bit higher.
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