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i was running at 3.4@1.4 volt with temps around 39-42 and then i went down a little and nothing got cooler then i went to stock everything and its still at like 35-37. i got three computers in the same room and they are all cooler and the only difference is that i used really cheap thermal paste on mine. could that be the difference in like almost 10 degrees? same cooler cpu on all computers i'm talking about.
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The thermal paste may have something to do with, and so a reseat with some decent tim would be a good option. Also does yor case have decent airflow. as those zalmans depend upon it. And lastly could be that you just got a cpu with a badly seated ihs, or the ihs is concave.
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if you are using any kind of automatic fan speed adjustment it may just be set to keep your CPU around those temps.
    
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no automatic fan thing. i built a system the other day with the same cpu and cooler and had it up and running right next to mine and it was idling at 20-19@stock. mine on stock was something like 35. now i'm getting 48-45 idle @3.3. what do you use to clean the old thermal paste off?
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90% Isopropyl alchohol. Do not use any acetone-based cleaner.It's possible that the thermal paste is your problem.BTW, coffee filters make nice lint-free TIM removers, followed by q-tips for finer removal.
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i'll post back in here after i do this in a few days
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what does burn in mean? for some rep.
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Burn-in testing is stress testing the components. You use it to test stability after an overclock.
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post #9 of 9
arctic silver is the best cpu paste imo, i use it and my cpu doesnt hit over 40 degrees on a full load

although when I stupidly wiped my paste off last week I cut up bits of tin foil and stacked them together and cut them into a sqaure and put it between the cpu and heatsink for a few days until i got my new paste, it did the job suprisingly well
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