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I just put in a Q6600 using the stockcooling. I get 65-70ºC IDLE and 80-85ºC while it's working on something (like a game application).

I had trouble doing the seating and I may have disturbed the thermal paste on the CPU heat spreader bit much. So I'm assuming I should go get another type of heatsink? I don't plan on doing any crazy overclocking, so what aircooling/heatsink should I get for around $50?

I would probably have to reapply thermal paste, so I guess I'll need to buy arctic silver 5. I also read somewhere that I should clean off the stock thermal paste that's already on the CPU spreader... but HOW do i do that?

This is my first time ever building a comp and installing a CPU, so doing anything with the CPU makes me paranoid.


Any advice is is appreciated, thanks.
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can you please fill in your system spec? its located in user cp
also are you overclocking?
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Use Isopropyl Alcohol with a clean lint free cloth to rub off the old/crappy thermal paste. When applying the new thermal paste, don't use more than the size of an uncooked grain of rice, right in the middle of the IHS.

I'd try reseating your heatsink as of now to make sure its getting proper contact.

By the way, what are your ambient temperatures?
    
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Definitely reseat the heatsink, then go from there.
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Use Isopropyl Alcohol with a clean lint free cloth to rub off the old/crappy thermal paste. When applying the new thermal paste, don't use more than the size of an uncooked grain of rice, right in the middle of the IHS.

I'd try reseating your heatsink as of now to make sure its getting proper contact.

By the way, what are your ambient temperatures.
I'd just like to add that you could use a coffee filter with the alcohol to clean the old paste off.
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These are the heatsinks I would recommend around that price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...nd&Order=PRICE

In terms of quality of these, I would give you the following rank:
1) Tuniq Tower
2) Scythe Infinity
3) TT Big Typhoon (although close to the Scythe Infinity)
4) Scythe Ninja

Do get Arctic Siver.. and yep, the alcohol will work.
    
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You don't need to buy a new heat sink. Go pick up some arctic silver 5 at your local computer store (frys if its around). It's like $5-6 for a small syringe tube. Just do as fatal said, clean off that old stuff and follow these instructions for quad core:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/appi..._quad_wcap.pdf

Use a VERY THIN line across in the direction it tells you. Rice method is for core 2 duos, the line method is for quad cores.

If you did want a new heatsink I would recommend a tuniq tower for that price or a scythe ninja tower.
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Err.. he has a Quad... the Intel Stock cooler isn't even close to capable to handle that beast!
    
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Originally Posted by Skullzaflare View Post
can you please fill in your system spec? its located in user cp
also are you overclocking?
I just filled in my system specs, and no I am not overclocking... not even going to attempt to with these high of temperatures.
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By the way, what are your ambient temperatures?

about 75ºF, so whatever that is in ºC
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