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post #1 of 18
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well when i installed the arctic cooling freezer 7 pro, i realized how the oem stock cooler was attached to the cpu.

there seems like there was a lot of empty air spaces. - i don't think thats good
so you should always reseat it your self.
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Woah! What a mess of air pockets. I remember when i built my 1st rig, i had the same thing. No wonder it ran so hot...LOL
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post #3 of 18
I just reseated mine and I had air pockets like your pics. My question is; How long does it normally take to cure or to provide the lowest temps? I just did mine like 10 mins ago and in Everest and PCWizard, I am showing 89c. I am plenty aware that this is too hot, but will it come down after abit?

Sorry for such a noob question.
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post #4 of 18
Arctic Silver says roughly 200 hours and several thermal cycles.
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post #5 of 18
That's why you twist it after mounting it for things such as that not to happen.
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post #6 of 18
Of all the methods I've tried and even use more paste than recommended, I always get those pockets. I don't know if that's normal. ><
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post #7 of 18
At Idle, my cpu is running about 67c per Everest. I sure hope it comes down some more after the curing and thermal cycling period.
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post #8 of 18
Those pockets are formed as you pull the heatsink off. To get it off, air needs to get in to break the seal.
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post #9 of 18
Your temps will only go down 2-3C max through the curing period..
    
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by tankman12 View Post
At Idle, my cpu is running about 67c per Everest. I sure hope it comes down some more after the curing and thermal cycling period.
you need to use intel TAT or core temp. everest isn't always accurate
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