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I do the twist thing too. Just to make sure there are no air bubbles
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is there an easy way to get the scythe infinity off. i got the two plastic clips that are beside the back of the case pulled up, but the two next to the ram i cant get to pull up for anything.

incase anyone is wondering, im taking it off to reapply my AS5, i put way to much on the first time. should i put a little dot and spread it out with a plastic bag over my finger, or just put a little dot in the center and stick the HSF back on.
This thing is A ROYAL PAIN to take on and off for me. It locks without twisting. It twists without locking. I twist and it locks... Maybe its my motherboard. But it ALWAYS gives me trouble when I take it off.

Also be careful, I sliced my finger open when attaching the fan.

Also, AS5 says to put a long sliver down the middle. It makes sense since the two cores sit on top of each other. Not literally but, vertically.

Here's a link on proper use. I get 45C load on an E6400 at 2.8ghz. 21C ambient.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/arctic_s...structions.htm
    
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yea im gonna reapply it with the line method. gonna try to do that tonight. i have the same board as you and its a pain in the ass for me to get it on and off too.
    
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yea im gonna reapply it with the line method. gonna try to do that tonight. i have the same board as you and its a pain in the ass for me to get it on and off too.
Yeah I don't know whats up with it!

I get worried because you're not supposed to just take the heatsink off and then plonk it back down because of air bubbles. But sometimes it's impossible to avoid with this humongous thing.
    
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come to think of it that might be one of my problems as well. im gonna try and find the time tonight to reseat it with the line method. if not it will be tomorrow. i cant miss a friday night of css

i ran orthos and within 35 seconds the cores hit 60C so im stayin away from anything even remotely demanding.
    
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omg ***, i took it off, cleaned it with alcohol, put a line of as5 down the center, and im still getting like 40C idle. ill post pics up in a minute, i think i might go try to find some sandpaper tomorrow and lap my Infinity, i think the socket around teh cpu scratched it up.

bottom of heatsink after reapplied the 1st time


infinity after cleaning, see around the edge where it looks scratched to hell. i think the metal around the cpu did that, not the ihs, the metal that comes down over the proc.


as5 after reapplying the 2nd time. had to clean again before i could test cause HSF lifted up as i was trying to push the retarded clips in.


the as5 thats on it now, too much? not enough?


edit: thought i might have figured out what the problem was. when i put the side back on i noticed that it pushed the Infinity up some, so i thought it might be pulling it off the proc and reducing contact. so i took the side off and left it beside the comp so the side fan would still blow air right on the HSF and the temps were about 10C warmer. so that was a no go. i think i might have a severely convex IHS

edit: reapplied again much like i did the first time just with more, and got her down to 28-30C idle. gonna apply in the same way just with a less grease.

edit: got it back to where i was 23C with 21C ambient pretty good?
    
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[QUOTE=g8m3rtag;1606908]omg ***, i took it off, cleaned it with alcohol, put a line of as5 down the center, and im still getting like 40C idle. ill post pics up in a minute, i think i might go try to find some sandpaper tomorrow and lap my Infinity, i think the socket around teh cpu scratched it up.

bottom of heatsink after reapplied the 1st time


That looks like a weird pattern...it looks like the compound was spread to the sides....


In any case, those temps are great! I'm at 22C ambient and CPU is 37C at idle! 49C at load though.

This is with my E6400 at 3ghz.
    
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im stable at 3.4 right now with idle around 25-27C and 45C load. my ambient is about 20C
    
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im stable at 3.4 right now with idle around 25-27C and 45C load. my ambient is about 20C
Looks like I need to reseat mine. Those are pretty good temps.

Are you using the stock scythe fan?
    
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Size of a rice grain. A razor blade helps to spread it very smooth, too (credit cards work, but a safety razor blade fits the proc j--u--s--t right).
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