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i am getting the same temps with gelid cg extreme as i was with the corsair h100i pre applied paste is this ok ?

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I recently bought a corsair h100i and with the pre applied paste under prime 95 100% load 15 minute test my max temp was 67c then I remounted it using cooler master thermal paste and my max temp went up to 70c with a 15 minute test and now I remounted it using gelid cg extreme and my max temp is 67c again in a 15 minute test . i just remounted it with the gelid extreme thermal paste a half hour before posting this . will my temps go down if i give the gelid extreme more time to settle ? and is it ok for my max temp with the gelid extreme to be the same as the max temp i had with the the corsair pre applied paste ?
    
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Try remounting it again. Make sure you're not putting the compound on too thick.
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Try remounting it again. Make sure you're not putting the compound on too thick.
I made a small circle in the middle of the cpu using about 3 grains of rice size drops of paste and I placed the water block on top of the cpu and moved the water block around a little
    
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I made a small circle in the middle of the cpu using about 3 grains of rice size drops of paste and I placed the water block on top of the cpu and moved the water block around a little
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Try remounting it again. Make sure you're not putting the compound on too thick.
I also cleaned off the cpu before applying the paste with arctic silver arcticlean cpu cleaner
    
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You used too much, about 3 times too much.
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You used too much, about 3 times too much.
I mite of put a spec more then I should of but I figured better a little to much then to little . why what temps you think I should be getting ? my max temp with the corsair pre applied paste was 67c my max temp with the cooler master paste 70c now my max temp is back down to 67c
    
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The stuff that comes pre-applied is actually very good TIM. Just as good if not better then Gelid, so I wouldn't expect drops in temps.
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gelid cg extreme is mainly used for sub-zero, not air/water.
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gelid cg extreme is mainly used for sub-zero, not air/water.
what do you mean sub-zero ? it is for cpu coolers rite?
    
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gelid cg extreme is mainly used for sub-zero, not air/water.
sub-zero cooling system isint that a custom water loop ?
    
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