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I suggest buying an infrared thermometer. I have one and it's invaluable. When I am curious about temps I just leave the side of my case off and see how hot everything is running by pointing the gun at it and calling it a day.

They are fun to have! It also serves as a great lesson in how RAM heatsinks are absolutely useless, they go up 1c when I run stress tests.

It also makes it very easy to figure out where you want to put spot fans.
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Well 1 of 2 explenations.

1. You got REALLY REALLY hot ambients and you just arent very good at mounting (doubt it).
2. Faulty sensor.

Lol well I solved the issue, it turns out I am bad at mounting it
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Lol well I solved the issue, it turns out I am bad at mounting it

Hahahahha, what did you do differently this time?
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Thats too much for stock, try around 1.3-1.35v (if not less) Also dont spread thermal paste, let the pressure from the heatsink do it. Put half a pea sized dot of TIM, or even a small line. The pressure will spread it without trapping air bubbles (which spreading it yourself will once you put the cooler on ) This applies to everything.

When you trap air bubbles there is a loss of contact between the component and cooler which results in a loss of heat transfer. In other words; heat gets trapped on your CPU and it heats up.

I recommend the dot method. Also those application methods do not apply for every type of TIM, only the pastes. The stuff from coollaboratory (the liquid metal stuff) for instance is an exception and requires a thin layer to be spread.
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Hahahahha, what did you do differently this time?

Apparently one side was screwed more then the offer, and both not enough on the brackets
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Apparently one side was screwed more then the offer, and both not enough on the brackets

You should not screw one of the sides completely down and then move on to the other. Screw both bit by bit. Try to screw both in at the same time. You know what i mean?
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You should not screw one of the sides completely down and then move on to the other. Screw both bit by bit. Try to screw both in at the same time. You know what i mean?

yeah that was part of my problem tongue.gif im learning though
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Applies to anything with screw holes.

Screw things in like an X. Top left, bottom right, then top right, bottom left
 
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