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Hey all,

I sent my Asus P5B-E Plus back and got a Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi-AP, ok so i had to remove the hsf and i tried it with the same therm paste that was left on and it was 50 C so i thought ok ill replace the therm paste so i bought some 'Antec Formula 5 Silver Thermal Compound'

And my temps are...

CPU 50 C/122 F
Chipset 31 C/89 F

Does the Form 5 need to settle in or somthing? bcz its the same temp as with the old therm paste and i cleaned with nail polish remover b4 i applied the paste and i evenly spread it with a plastic bag like it said...



CPU is at stock speeds and has the stock HSF, the CPU used to run at 40 C before i removed the HSF.
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I think its like the AS5 time to cure factor... give it 3-4 days with the system running 24/7 and you should see the drop in temps.
    
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Yeah, it'll probably take a while for it to cure, much like AS5. Figure 200 hours.
    
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ok this is worrying me i was told to re apply the paste so i did with a credit card so nice and even spread and im gettin 57 C!! this cant be right??!

its at stock lolz how can it be 57 C
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post #5 of 9
From my somewhat limited experience with AC5, it does not need to settle. Maybe a bad heatsink/fan placement, or just a bad heatsink/fan. Perhaps ambient temps are contributing to a high temp.
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Originally Posted by Axon View Post
ok this is worrying me i was told to re apply the paste so i did with a credit card so nice and even spread and im gettin 57 C!! this cant be right??!

its at stock lolz how can it be 57 C
Probably too much paste, make sure the HSF is seated properly as one time mine wasnt and i was idle'ing at 80C

The temp drop by the compound curing will only be 1-2C at most.
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1) Do not use the spread method, the thin line method up and down the middle of the cpu works the best for C2D's.
2) Double check that the fan is actually spinning, sometimes it gets stuck.
3) Make sure its mounted securely, the stock heatsink sometimes pops loose if you don't twist the push pins properly.
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1) Do not use the spread method, the thin line method up and down the middle of the cpu works the best for C2D's.
2) Double check that the fan is actually spinning, sometimes it gets stuck.
3) Make sure its mounted securely, the stock heatsink sometimes pops loose if you don't twist the push pins properly.
i tried that now im still at 50 C
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXU2_1FxAlU this is how much i have on now
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