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high temps with good enough cooling, help me bring down my temps?

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I recently constructed my own computer using an e6600 C2D and a BFG 8800 gts OC an a 2x12cm fan GZ-X1 budget case which should provide good airflow, or used too (plus more obviously but thats not the problem.) basically i changed an average/budget psu to to a hiper 530w psu, while doing this i thought it would be a great opertunity to sort out the wires, re-apply thermal paste just a general tidy up of the insides of my computer. (i'm sure ive applied the right amount, its thermaltake stuff)

before this i was idleing 32*C on my cpu and 55*C on my gts, which was alright. After the general tidy up im now running at 40*C and 65*C idle! ive reapplied the paste and stuff but it doesnt help, the ironic and slightly frustrating thing about this is that i bought an arctic 7 pro at the same time as my psu but it wont fit in b'cos the northbridge heatsink is too big! i will in the end bend some fins back to allow it to sit in snug so i can overclock. Also in future i would of liked to have overclocked my gfx to 1700mhz memory clock to be able to cope better with games like crysis, but at these high temperatures id rather not.

ive also got a spare 12cm case fan, heatsink fan from my old celeron as many 8cm fans as i want (swipe them from work) which i can put into my case but i dont know were to put it, any advice? i dont mind doin some drilling. As there are wholes in the side of my case above my gfx/north bridge i was thinking about putting the 12cm fan above tht either sucking or blowing (could use some opinions on this aswell if possible?)

What i am asking is peoples opinions on what could be wrong or how to rectify it. Also were to put my fans or indeeed wether they will work at all!

What i want to do in the end is overclock my cpu and gfx depending on the temps i acheive with my new cooler/ fans.

Thanks for reading this rather long modding/fancooling article, any help would be gratefully received! ta
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Well the difference in core temps indicates a bad seat or bad TIM application.
Did you use the line method when you applied the AS5?

EDIT> I read your post wrong the first time, the temps you are showing are the CPU?GFX temps correct, not the 2 cores?

Look at this link for TIM application.
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my cpu went from 32 to 40 and my gfx from 55 to 65 celsius. Yeah it is correctly applied thermal greese and it is seated well... lol i have no idea...

p.s. i accidently posted this twice, how do i delete the other 1?
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post #4 of 4
instead of the ThermalTake paste, get some AS5, MX-1 or MX-2.
use This way to apply it to your CPU.

if you add fans to your case, make sure the air goes from front/side to back/top.
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