Originally Posted by hammong
Originally Posted by CPhoenix
Fan..freaking tastic! THANKS GENTLEMEN!
Now... this has begun another issue!!!! I think i touched the thermal paste a bit by mistake. Got a few smears on my fingers. So now the same OC I had going that was extremely stable at 4.8GHz is now somehow causing it to overhear. I had to dip down from 48 multipler to 44 multipler. I'm using an Antex Kuhler 620. Works pretty damn good overall, but now i've got this problem. I cant help but to laugh... b/c its always someting.
Should grabbing some thermal paste do the trick? I was hoping it wouldnt be that tempermantal (no pun intended). Or should I let it run for a while at low OC to sort of "settle back" in?
If you pulled your heatsink and reseated the CPU, that means you should also have cleaned off the old thermal paste and applied brand new paste to the heat spreader. Did you? If not, you most certainly have bubbles and inconsistencies in the paste from removing/re-applying the heatsink without re-applying the paste. Time to do it again, this time with clean/re-apply of new paste.
Your temps are squirrely. You have 20C between the hottest and coldest cores. Under load, you ideally should be less than about 8-9C max difference. To much differential and you might end up with thermal stress on the CPU die. The highly variable temps are probably due to your thermal paste hack-job. =)
plus one, take it off, clean it good, add new TIM, (get non conducting kind, no offense but you not knowing to do that everytime you remove a heatsink means you probably havnt done it before, better safe than sorry, dont want to put too much on)
put a good pea sized amount (or enough that once the heatsink (levelly placed) will spread the amount perfectly around ATLEAST the die area (center of the spreader) or you can take a credit card and nicely and neatly spread it, less is more, but dont use too little.
just use enough to replicate what you had before.