Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Help!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Help!

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
So I originally had a FX8350 with stock cooler and running prime95 I was hitting 78C and BF3 on ultra settings I had 55fps and my cp hit 89C O.o also idle was at 40C. So I then ran out an got a cool master Evo to help cool it figuring this was the cause of it. Still overheated in BF3 and prime dropped to 76C. I was like *** so I called AMD and they said I must have got a bad processor. So I had to get the info off it and email them that info, here's the kicker. After I took the processor off I see there is 5 pins with thermal paste on them and the socket has some to. So here's my question. Do I clean it and risk damaging the pins or just ship it to them? And what's best to clean the processor and socket??? Thanks
post #2 of 10
Use a toothpick (and be extremely careful -- take your time!) to remove the thermal paste from the pins.

Use rubbing alcohol on an ear bud on the socket (make sure that there is no power going to the motherboard). Do your best to get as much off as you can, again, be extremely careful and take your time.

Also, how much thermal paste do you normally apply? I normally put one drop in the center of the CPU the size of a grain of rice, and then when putting the CPU cooler on, I apply a little pressure and twist it (to help spread the thermal paste. It may seem counter intuitive, but too much thermal paste can cause high temps, generally as little as possible is best (it is just to serve as a medium between the cooler and the CPU). Seeing as the thermal paste got on the pins and the socket, you probably applied too much.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3820 WC'd ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional Sapphire + Gigabyte R9 290X CF WC'd 16GB G. Skill Ripjaws Z 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 RAID 1 2x 250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD RAID 1 Samsung Burner w/ Lightscribe Custom Watercooling 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional 64-bit 55" 4K Samsung Curved TV Roccat Sova Mechanical Cooler Master Silent Pro 1200W Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF 922 w/ Dust Filters Roccat Kone XTD 2x XFX Warpad ODAC > Glow Amp One > K702/65 
AudioOther
Yamaha Receiver + 5.1 Xbox One Wireless Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 540M @ 3.33Ghz DC 3.65Ghz SC Acer Intel HD 3000 + ATi Radeon HD 5650M Switchable 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMouse
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 13.3" 1366x768 G403 
Audio
iBasso D-Zero Headphone AMP + DAC 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 3820 WC'd ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional Sapphire + Gigabyte R9 290X CF WC'd 16GB G. Skill Ripjaws Z 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 RAID 1 2x 250GB Samsung 840 Series SSD RAID 1 Samsung Burner w/ Lightscribe Custom Watercooling 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Professional 64-bit 55" 4K Samsung Curved TV Roccat Sova Mechanical Cooler Master Silent Pro 1200W Gold 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF 922 w/ Dust Filters Roccat Kone XTD 2x XFX Warpad ODAC > Glow Amp One > K702/65 
AudioOther
Yamaha Receiver + 5.1 Xbox One Wireless Controller 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 540M @ 3.33Ghz DC 3.65Ghz SC Acer Intel HD 3000 + ATi Radeon HD 5650M Switchable 4GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMouse
OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Windows 10 Pro 64 bit 13.3" 1366x768 G403 
Audio
iBasso D-Zero Headphone AMP + DAC 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
Around 1 1/2 piece of rice not much idk how it spread so much maybe those high temps caused it to spread more?
post #4 of 10
Yeah I agree with the other poster... you may have put on a tad to much !

I usually use an old credit card and spread that rice size drop of thermal paste and get a nice even layer on the CPU.

Make sure you very carefully clean all that off the socket.
post #5 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by nmunce93 View Post

Around 1 1/2 piece of rice not much idk how it spread so much maybe those high temps caused it to spread more?

Depends on the thermal paste....

I would suggest Arctic Silver as it's not let me down on any of my AMD chips ( 5 or 6 of em)

try the credit card trick and spread the paste on the chip after you mount it to the socket.
post #6 of 10
Hi. I hope you have nothing OC'ed. If you do, revert to stock ASAP. Thing is, the temps are extreme for an FX chip. And never stress test anything with stock cooling! LordSeeps, I used this method too, until I found out that it's not good for various reasons.
A dot in the center, applied like xxicrimsonixx suggests is the best.
Btw, Prime and FX chips don't mix. Use OCCT instead.
Edited by Grmadness - 5/7/13 at 6:40pm
   
Frappenstein
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 965 BE GA-MA-790FXT-UD5P Sapphire R9 290 Tri-x OC Kingston Value RAM 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston Value RAM Seagate Barracuda (Died) WD Caviar Black Sony DVD/RW 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sony DVD/RW Xigmatec Aegir SD128264 Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit LG 2443T 
PowerCase
ThermalTake Toughpower 800 (Non modular) ThermalTake Eureka 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 1.7Ghz Northwood Gigabyte GA-8ITX Creative GeForce3 Ti 500 Some generic Samsung 512Mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 80 Gb Plextor CD-DVD RW  What was that again? Windows 98 SE  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15'' CRT Broken Yes,it has. Fridge 
MouseMouse PadAudio
In the lab for exeriments  To disect the mouse Audigy 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5930k ASUS Rampage V Extreme Sapphire R9 290 Ripjaws V 2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 750 Series 400GB WD Caviar Black 1 Tb H-100i Win 7 64 bit Ultimate 
PowerCase
Super Flower 1600W Platinum Coolermaster Cosmos2 
  hide details  
Reply
   
Frappenstein
(12 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom ii x4 965 BE GA-MA-790FXT-UD5P Sapphire R9 290 Tri-x OC Kingston Value RAM 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Kingston Value RAM Seagate Barracuda (Died) WD Caviar Black Sony DVD/RW 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Sony DVD/RW Xigmatec Aegir SD128264 Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit LG 2443T 
PowerCase
ThermalTake Toughpower 800 (Non modular) ThermalTake Eureka 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium 4 1.7Ghz Northwood Gigabyte GA-8ITX Creative GeForce3 Ti 500 Some generic Samsung 512Mb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi 80 Gb Plextor CD-DVD RW  What was that again? Windows 98 SE  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
15'' CRT Broken Yes,it has. Fridge 
MouseMouse PadAudio
In the lab for exeriments  To disect the mouse Audigy 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
5930k ASUS Rampage V Extreme Sapphire R9 290 Ripjaws V 2400MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 750 Series 400GB WD Caviar Black 1 Tb H-100i Win 7 64 bit Ultimate 
PowerCase
Super Flower 1600W Platinum Coolermaster Cosmos2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Nothing over clocked I ask the amd support people and they said with a stock cooler I should not hit over 55c on prime. Soo they said it must be a bad processor so there going to replace it. And I got it clean and looks spotless so all good.
post #8 of 10
Dont worry i had that same problem i got it on about 6 spaces in the socket and on the cpu pins . take a toothbrush (very soft) , dip it in some alcohol (70-90%) and VERY!! GENTLY brush the pins but not too hard else you can bend the pins . once the thermal paste is not conductive your fine . let the cpu and socket dry for 24hrs and enjoy your pc
post #9 of 10
i dont recommend artic silver 5 (as5) because it is conductive. use MX-4 its not conductive. remember to put jus a little pea size dot of thermal paste . Less is more
post #10 of 10
get a arasol can of electronic cleaner spray and DON'T use a toothbrush or q tip, $5 bucks for cleaner is cheaper than a new cpu. also can be used on the MB just let it sit and evaporate before firing it back up typically 1 hour just a small pea size dab of thermal paste is all you need dont get any that contain metal, cooler master makes a nice paste, so does zalman, if it looks sparkly it has metal in it (like aluminum...
Viper
(16 items)
 
Blu-Lite Special
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel I5 6600K  MSI Krait Gaming 3X Z170A Kingston Hyper X Savage DDR4  Sandisk X400 M.2 512gb,  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD 1TB black,  WD 2TB green Cooler Master 212 Evo Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
32 inch Vizio TV 1920 x 1080 27 inch ASUS IPS Razer Death stalker Rosewill Hive 750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Rosewill  Razer Deathadder Razer  On board Realtek w/ Creative 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 M2N32-SLI DELUXE Wi-Fi MSI N670 Power Edition 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 ... OCZ Platinum 2gb x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD 1TB WD 2TB Green Hitachi 500GB LG DVD/RW 24X 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo  Win 7 64bit ViewSonic 24" Monitor @ 1680 x 1050 JVC 32" TV 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Deathstalker Rosewill Hive 650 Watt semi modular  Rosewill Blackhawk Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Speed Edition-Medium  Onboard w/ Creative 5.1 Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
Viper
(16 items)
 
Blu-Lite Special
(18 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel I5 6600K  MSI Krait Gaming 3X Z170A Kingston Hyper X Savage DDR4  Sandisk X400 M.2 512gb,  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
WD 1TB black,  WD 2TB green Cooler Master 212 Evo Windows 10 Pro 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
32 inch Vizio TV 1920 x 1080 27 inch ASUS IPS Razer Death stalker Rosewill Hive 750 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Rosewill  Razer Deathadder Razer  On board Realtek w/ Creative 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 945 M2N32-SLI DELUXE Wi-Fi MSI N670 Power Edition 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 ... OCZ Platinum 2gb x4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
WD 1TB WD 2TB Green Hitachi 500GB LG DVD/RW 24X 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo  Win 7 64bit ViewSonic 24" Monitor @ 1680 x 1050 JVC 32" TV 1920 x 1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Deathstalker Rosewill Hive 650 Watt semi modular  Rosewill Blackhawk Razer Deathadder 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Goliathus Speed Edition-Medium  Onboard w/ Creative 5.1 Speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD CPUs
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD CPUs › Help!