Originally Posted by fixall
I'm glad that helped a bit.
Yea, it looks like you had an overabundance of thermal paste. Here's what I do.
If you are using Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut... you can disregard the above directions as I have had MUCH better luck spreading Kryonaut on the CPU by hand instead of letting the CPU cooler spread it.
I believe my initial photo was a little bit misleading. I actually applied rise-size amount, but spread it with the use of a credit card, as suggested in the Thermalright's manual, so it looked like it's a lot of it over there.
However, to experiment I tried to reapply it with putting in the center only:
By the way, I am using MX-4 paste.
To check how it affected the temps, I measured Max temperature during Cinebench before and after reapplication.
So, didn't help, unfortunately. Maybe spreading it over the surface is not a bad idea.
Anyway, I ordered Fractal Design Celsius S36 and will test how it works in a day or two.
One small update: I tuned the voltage and frequency, and the system works stable on 5GHz all cores with 1.385V for 1 hour testing on Prime95 (AVX turned off). Temps are upper 80-s and lower 90-s.
Probably should work on 5.1Ghz with higher voltage (it was marked as 5.1Ghz by SL), but it'll be too hot. Will try it with the liquid cooler.
After placing the cooler on the CPU tighten the screws down gently in a X pattern.
Yeah, but unfortunately this cooler has mounting only in one axis, so you have to make sure that this mounting crosses the sink right in the center.
This is the variability you have to be cautious about:Edited by moon162612 - 12/18/17 at 6:55pm