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HI everyone, I am doing my monthly cleaning and I thought about taking the crappy thermal paste off my NB heatsink. I did take the old paste off and now I need to know how much to put back on it. Also, how hot should it be getting? thanks

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post #2 of 18
Just less than what you would put on the ihs, so about a 1/4 of an uncooked grain of rice
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post #4 of 18
NB or not, you'll use the same unless the IHS is smaller...1/4 a grain of rice yes.
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post #5 of 18
sorry to sound like a noob, but why? does the NB get that hot?
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sorry to sound like a noob, but why? does the NB get that hot?
It can if you up the chipset voltage and start overclocking alot.
    
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post #7 of 18
The NB controls everything on the board, so I would expect it to get as hot as it does
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post #8 of 18
oh yeah....my NB was like 33c idle before I put this on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118014

now with some AS5 its 16C
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Alright, sounds like about how much I would have put on. How do adjust the voltage, I looked in the BIOS, but no luck, I'll look harder though. Does anyone know if I can find a BIOS that lets me adjust this kinda stuff.

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Originally Posted by rcdriver0604 View Post
Alright, sounds like about how much I would have put on. How do adjust the voltage, I looked in the BIOS, but no luck, I'll look harder though. Does anyone know if I can find a BIOS that lets me adjust this kinda stuff.

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No mention of Chipset Voltage in the BIOS?
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