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Ok so I decided to reseat my heatsink.

Took it off, cleaned it up, applied some AS5 that i've had for half a year, and my temps are 5C more now.

Retried.. Same..

WTH...

This AS5 seems thicker then the AS5 i used earlier.

Is it possible that its a bad batch of AS5?
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it is possible that because it wasnt used for awhile. that it was stored in a place where it was warmer (ie. desk drawer, microwave, ect) and it slightly hardened.

Or you just didnt seat the HSF right.
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post #3 of 25
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UberN00B View Post
it is possible that because it wasnt used for awhile. that it was stored in a place where it was warmer (ie. desk drawer, microwave, ect) and it slightly hardened.

Or you just didnt seat the HSF right.
Yea it was stored in a desk drawer

Well, if i'm going to order new AS5 I kind of want to get rid of my big typhoon vx, Any suggestion.. This thing keeps my processor at 67C (and its lapped..)
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post #4 of 25
Quote:
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Yea it was stored in a desk drawer
With the money you have you should have no problems buying another tube of AS5.......some ppl eh.....tight as a ducks a**.
 
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post #5 of 25
try reseating it, wait for awhile for it to cure, and see what happens.
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post #6 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Took it off, cleaned it up, applied some AS5 that i've had for half a year, and my temps are 5C more now.
How did you clean it? Also, AS5 requires a 100-300 hrs to break in and cure.
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post #7 of 25
AS5 should be stored vertically with the tip down as it does separate over time. This orientation keeps the heavier (more important) particles toward the bottom of the syringe. If it was not stored like that, it is possible that it's not as effective, though it seems odd that it appears thicker than usual.
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post #8 of 25
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99% alchohol to clean the bases.

When I reseated with the old AS5 before the cure period it was 39C, and now its 45C.

Sigh, the thing is Mhill. I seriously have 0 money and even this will have to go on a credit card.

Whats the best air cooler, that will fit on the 680i?
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post #9 of 25
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Well my new AS5 arrived and I'm back to 39C idle.

Still loading at 68C though. Such a difference in temps from idle/load. It did this on the Enzotech Ultra-X as well (Overclocked to 3.2GHz on the lowest voltage possible).

Any idea why? I google temps and alot of people idle at around 50C and 70-73C load on the stock cooler at stock speeds.

So i'm sure that 68C is fine, (This is 4x Small FFT tests BTW)

It seems that if i'm idling 11C lower, my load should be 11C lower as well..? But I guess it doesn't work that way?
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post #10 of 25
3.2ghz @ 68c... hmmm.

You got extra cooling on your GPUs?

What's your load at 3.0Ghz as well? See how much it drops?

I wish I could stabilize a 3.2 OC so I could compare temps with ya. =\\
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